After the preview of the Gazzetta, the Mattighofen house announces the reorganization of its structure in MotoGP, with the removal of the Austrian technician from the role of race manager. In his place will come Francesco Guidotti
As announced by the Gazzetta, Ktm has started a process of reorganization of its structure linked to MotoGP, with the promotion of Fabiano Sterlacchini to technical director and the arrival of Francesco Guidotti as team manager. Precisely the involvement of the Tuscan executive, arrived from Ducati Pramac, has as a consequence the handover with Mike Leitner who leaves the position of Race Manager.
an important role
The confirmation comes from KTM which in a message shows gratitude to the 59-year-old Austrian technician: “KTM Factory Racing wishes to extend its gratitude to Mike Leitner for his application in the MotoGP program as he resigns from his position as Red Bull KTM Race Manager – reads in the note -. 2022 will be KTM’s sixth season in MotoGP and its hierarchy will be restructured. Leitner will no longer hold his managerial role and will move to a consulting position: he originally joined the KTM racing department, he contributed to build the test team that started work on the RC16 in 2015 and then the official KTM MotoGP team that took to the grid at the end of 2016 in Valencia. Since 2017 it has been an important part of the management and organization of the GPs that has produced five victories in less than half a decade of competition, starting with Brad Binder’s first success in 2020 in the Czech Republic. ”
This is the comment of Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director: “Mike has been a key figure in our mission to fight against the best in the world of road racing and together we have created a MotoGP structure with the right staff and riders who have achieved exceptional results. at the top of the sport. We started building our RC16 from a blank sheet and under his leadership we have put together a great team. Now, after seven years together, we have decided to reorganize our MotoGP leadership for the future, and not I can express how grateful we are to him for all the work he put into this project. Mike pushed hard to get us from the back of the grid to the front row and his dedication played an important role in our success story. “
November 25 – 09:25
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