Red Bull KTM Ajo riders put in productive final laps in Austria


Brad Binder and Bo Bendsneyder take advantage of only hour of dry track time at Red Bull Ring.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo riders were back at the Red Bull Ring on Monday for a one-day test, albeit only enjoying an hour of track time. Brad Binder and Bo Bendsneyder tried out new setups for their KTM bikes, leaving them satisfied with the improvements but frustrated as rain prevented a full day’s testing.

Binder put in 24 laps before the track became too wet to test, finding a good feeling that he had not experienced in Sunday’s race. He was also able to make progress with the setup of the front end of his KTM. Meanwhile, Bendsneyder racked up 25 laps, putting to the test his left hand -that had bothered him throughout the weekend.

After the positive Austrian Grand Prix and day of testing, the Red Bull KTM Ajo team leave the Red Bull Ring for Brno, where they will be back in action from Friday at the Czech Republic GP.


“The time we had on track today went well. We quickly found the solution to the lack of feeling I had yesterday in the race. This is good on the one hand, because we were able to solve it fast, but it is also a shame because in the race we could have done better. I was faster after the opening stop in the pits and was more consistent than in the race. We have also done some experiments with the front that could be useful this coming weekend. I’m happy because we have completed a great weekend; thanks to all the team and Red Bull and KTM for this excellent Grand Prix.”


“Without a doubt, this has not been a normal day of testing. After an hour on track with a completely dry surface, in the second session it started to rain just as we completed our first lap. We put in a few laps and were careful with my hand, putting in runs of only 4 laps. In the end we didn’t draw any big conclusions from this test, but we have an idea and I think we are prepared for the race at Brno.”