The Austrian-based duo of KTM and Husqvarna are shifting the focus for racing in 2020. KTM is sticking to MotoGP and Moto3, while Husky is gearing up to get involved in Moto3 once again.
KTM has announced it will no longer be involved in Moto2 racing – taking the decision to focus on MotoGP next season. And Husqvarna’s going to be taking part in Moto3, after a few years off.
The shake-up has allowed KTM to focus its efforts in MotoGP, with the Austrian manufacturer signing a new five-year deal to stay in the premier class.
KTM CEO Stefan Pierer explained: “We made a proactive decision here at our home grand prix to renew our stay in MotoGP and commit to another five years of competition. This is part of a wider strategic view and we now have seven years to rise towards the top of the MotoGP class; the same period of time we needed to conquer the Dakar Rally.
“We know we are firmly on the way and have made good steps in less than three years already. As part of this outlook we want to boost Moto3: it is the foundation and the base of road racing for us. It is where we began and where we are one of the leading brands. We see a very good opportunity here by bringing back Husqvarna with force; there will be a new bike and a special direction with this project. All of this movement means we will pool our resources and energy and as a consequence we will step out of Moto2.”