From the left, Harald Plöckinger, Hubert Trunkenpolz, Marc Coma, Carmelo Ezpeleta, Stefan Pierer, Pit Beirer, Wolfgang Srb, Heinz Kinigadner, Giuseppe Luongo and Viktor Sigl. All photos @Redinger L.
The opening of the new building of KTM Motorsport in Munderfing was celebrated in style. The brand new futuristic building contains all the departments of KTM, off-road as well as on-road.
KTM CEO Stefan Pierer and Head of Motorsport Pit Beirer welcomed a big number of factory riders, KTM legends like Heinz Kinigadner and Marc Coma, team managers, business partners as well as Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, Youthstream President Giuseppe Luongo and FIM Europe President Dr Wolfgang Srb.
Pit Beirer (KTM Motorsport Director), said: “It is a great honor for us to be here in the new KTM Motorsport Building, and in the presence of the most important worldwide promoters, sponsors, team managers, the entire board of the KTM Group, WP and Pankl board members, chief designer Gerald Kiska, and of course, our factory riders and motorsport employees. A new building was inevitable after the integration of ‘Husqvarna’ three years ago, and the decision to go into the MotoGP class. For this concept, it was a matter of great concern to us that the entire KTM Motorsport family could strive for further success under one roof. A special thanks to the team from Architekturbüro Hofbauer from Wels for the brilliant planning. With Stefan Pierer as a great thinker and leader of the KTM Group, and with the passion of our employees, we will be able to pursue further major goals together and celebrate our future successes”.
From the left, Marc Coma, Pit Beirer, Wolfgang Srb and Giuseppe Luongo
Stefan Pierer (CEO KTM Group): “Motorsport is nothing without strong promoters and loyal sponsors, so we are particularly pleased to welcome them all here on this special day. In 1992 KTM Racing was still a single small workshop, and successfully tackled Rally and Motocross alongside the initial niche of Enduro under the strong leadership of Heinz Kinigadner. Meanwhile, since Pit Beirer took over our motorsport in 2006, the team has grown to more than 300 employees worldwide and employs more than 60 factory riders. READY TO RACE and motor racing are a way of thinking that keeps the company fresh and drives our more than 3000 employees in Mattighofen and Munderfing every day. Five percent of our annual sales flows into our motorsport and makes KTM Europe’s biggest sport motorcycle manufacturer with the ambitious goal of being on the podium all over the world in the coming years”.
From the left, Pit Beirer, Zach Osborne, Ryan Dungey, Jeffrey Herlings, Marvin Musquin and Tony Cairoli
“KTM is one of the most successful and respected manufacturers. The “Ready to Race” philosophy stands for numerous World and Manufacture titles. Cogratulations on behalf of FIM Europe for the outstanding achievements”, stated Dr Wolfgang Srb.