KTM MotoGP team reveals full 2017 livery
|By Mitchell Adam||Monday, February 20th 2017, 10:54 GMT|
KTM has unveiled the livery it will carry in its first full MotoGP season this year.
The Austrian manufacturer becomes the sixth manufacturer on the premier-class grid in 2017, with Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith its riders.
Following a 2016 testing programme led by Mika Kallio, KTM made its race debut at Valencia last November as a wildcard, the Finn qualifying 20th and failing to finish.
Former Tech3 Yamaha pair Espargaro and Smith have since taken over, finishing 17th and 19th in last week's Phillip Island test, 1.308 seconds off the pace.
"We are making huge steps, improving, every time we are closer to them," Espargaro said.
"It's beautiful to see the evolution of the bike."
KTM's MotoGP programme adds to its title-winning Moto3 project and its role supplying machinery for the Red Bull Rookies Cup, while it is also entering Moto2 in 2017.
Pre-season testing continues in Qatar from March 10, ahead of the season opener at the Losail circuit at the end of the month.