KTM RC CUP ASIA : READY TO RACE IN 2017
Global RC 390 racing championships go from strength to strength. Held recently during winter test in Sepang International Circuit, KTM announce the launch of the KTM RC CUP Asia, an important step in 2017 to the increasingly popular and now international RC CUP activities. The series, established in Europe and the Americas is capturing the hearts and imagination of the next generations of road racing champions.
The success of RC CUP in Germany’s ADAC series soon created demand for CUP machines as similar series came to the fore. In 2016, RC 390CUP bikes battled it out as part of road racing championships in North America, United Kingdom, France, Benelux, Finland, Mexico, and Italy. Now the 2017 RC CUP expands into Asia to answer the demands for this attractive series to join the motorsports calendar in this very vibrant market.
THE BIKE – The RC 390 motorcycle is now known as a super sport street bike that delivers a big hit of adrenalin from a relatively small engine capacity. The RC 390 in its sporty “CUP” guise, and complete with a host of race-focused KTM PowerParts and fully adjustable WP Suspension, becomes a fully-fledged track weapon and an ideal tool for junior riders to begin their trade.
THE TECHNICAL TEAM – KTM Customer Sport, are the special unit staffed by racing and technical experts dedicated to bringing the trill of racing to a new generation, is in charge of all RC CUP competitions worldwide. The first competition began in 2014 with the ADAC Junior Cup, during the 2016 Nero Giardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Osterreich (the MotoGP of Austria at the Red Bull Ring), the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer and ADAC announced an extension to their successful collaboration on CUP bikes for the next three years.
As Hubert Trunkenpolz (CSO KTM GROUP) said, “Competition is in our DNA. The global RC CUP format is one element of the strategy of bringing READY TO RACE to our customers. In addition to our massive Factory Racing program, KTM invest heavily into customer sports activities. With our RC product line-up and the dedicated RC CUP specification, the perfect instrument is in place to involve any track oriented rider and with an unbeatable cost scenario.”