KTM pulls out of Dakar Rally — Autoblog

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KTM pulls out of Dakar Rally


Austrian motorcycle maker KTM its reputation on the ability of its off-road to tackle the toughest terrain on and it’s made a habit of these capabilities with a factory team and a far-reaching support program in the Dakar each year. Up through that is KTM has just announced it’s pulling out of next event.

The reason cited for the decision is the French ASO’s that all motorcycles taking in the Dakar race in 2010 use engines displacing 450cc or KTM’s entries all use engines a little over 650cc and therefore not qualify. Instead of for next year to react, KTM has to immediately accept the consequences and its withdrawal from the Dakar.

Whether this is nothing than a case of sour or an intentional move to limit chances of winning a ninth-consecutive at the Dakar Rally, it’s to a whole bunch of fans orange-colored blood running their veins. For what worth, KTM says it will racing, just not in the Dakar. the jump to read KTM’s press release. Thanks for the Mike !


The of motorcycles with a displacement of 450 cc the long term dominator of the Rally to withdraw.

Following the announcement at a press on June 4, 2009 of the French ASO the organisers of the South American that from 2010, motorcycles with a maximum of 450 cc will be permitted to compete, after eight consecutive has decided to immediately accept the and announces its withdrawal from the

The company will no longer be at the rally in South America with an official factory or a KTM-supported team. At the same KTM underlines that the company committed to rally sport and now concentrate its efforts on the world and other important rallies.

KTM 450 Rally

The organiser’s short term to the rules, designed to end the dominance of and which comes without any warning, hits the KTM factory Today, just six months the start — and at a time not only the factory team but dozens of private teams are in preparations for this extremely rally, the immediate withdrawal of the market leader of offroad motorcycle is the only possible

Every sport regulation changes and adjustments to new developments to an interest in it, but this also the appropriate lead times. We the entire material for the 690 Rally for our factory team as well as for 50 customers’ motorcycles in our storage ready to be constructed in June. contracts have been and all the team members have engaged. The financial consequences results from this are enormous.

Quite apart from we are shocked by the organiser’s lack of above all because of the huge we made following the cancellation of the in 2008 by contributing to the new edition even during a period of economic crisis, said KTM Sport Advisor and Rally Heinz Kinigadner in a first

Following the decision for the deployment of motorcycles, which are unthinkably for use in long distance rallies, KTM can no economically justify a commitment to be in the Dakar in the future. KTM Motor Director Winfried Kerschhaggl: sport serves to prove the and stability of our large volume single cylinder. There is no that we will remain in rally sport!

Having said that, for the rally in South America is now We will now fully concentrate on the World Championship and we will out alternatives. Maybe we will again see full KTM Rally on African soil — to the roots!

With its commitment to sports, KTM naturally takes the to its long term worldwide seriously because it is they who decided to put their trust in the and in the unique service of the Austrian for rally sport by choosing KTM .

KTM 450 Rally
KTM 450 Rally
KTM 450 Rally

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