In less than a month’s time, KTM will make their full debut at the highest levels of road racing in the MotoGP division at the Grand Prix of Qatar. The Austrian brand has maintained a presence in the series over the years with various programs in the stepping stone divisions (Moto3, Rookies Cup), but this will be the first time that they take on the very top tier. Dubbed Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, the team will consist of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro and the duo will race the all-new RC16 machine through the eighteen-race international schedule. To showcase the work done thus far, KTM has made a short video series shot that showcases the development of the motorcycle titled The Road To Qatar.

Sparked your interest in MotoGP? Check out this feature by David Emmett of MotoGP Racing blog Moto Matters on the long-running rivalry between Honda and KTM.

Chapter One | The Engine

Chapter Two | The Roll Out

Chapter Three | The Testing