How Many World Titles For KTM? 333!
When Stefan Pierer took over as CEO of a bankrupt KTM back in 1991, FIM world championship titles was not top of mind for the man. Well, how things change! With the astute Pierer presiding over the Austrian-based company ever since, KTM has grown to become Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer – thanks in large part to KTM’s “Ready to Race” mantra paying astronomical dividends across a range of racing disciplines. And, after the recent FIM Awards in San Marino – the glitzy annual event where KTM picked up another six gold plates at the glitzy annual event – KTM reminded the world that they’ve now amassed an astonishing total of 333 FIM world titles. Here’s the Austrian’s PR, detailing their 2022 title-winning achievements…
Outstanding 2022 racers included Tom Vialle (FIM MX2 Motocross World Champion), Manuel Lettenbichler (FIM Hard Enduro World Champion), Gerard Bailo (FIM Flat Track World Champion) and Augusto Fernandez (FIM Moto2 World Champion) as KTM swept to success in a diverse spread of disciplines. The brand was also honored with two Manufacturers’ titles in the FIM EnduroGP and FIM Enduro2 World Championships; the latter earnt thanks to the skills of Josep Garcia, who was victorious at the FIM International Six Days Enduro in France.
Always Ready to Race, KTM popped the corks on Grand Prix and major race podiums from the beginning of 2022 right to the finale. The range of achievements included Rally, Supercross, Motocross, Enduro, Flat Track and, of course, MotoGP where Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder helped Red Bull KTM Factory Racing to rise to second place in the Teams’ standings and ensured that KTM have won a Grand Prix in arguably the world’s most visible series for the last three years in a row, despite being on the MotoGP grid for six seasons.