KTM have confirmed that ex-Pramac boss Francesco Guidotti will replace Mike Leitner as team manager.
KTM have officially confirmed that now ex-Pramac boss Francesco Guidotti will take over at the helm of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team as the team manager, making a return to the Austrian brand after previously managing their 125cc and 250cc teams in the late 2000s.
He makes his return to the brand after successfully managing the Pramac Ducati squad for a number of years, achieving a race victory with rookie Jorge Martin earlier this year.
Francesco Guidotti: “I was a team manager for KTM from 2006-2009 and then took some valuable experience in another series before coming back to MotoGP. Now I am able to complete the circle! KTM have always been very ambitious and hungry with their racing programs and we can see that MotoGP is no different; it is incredible what they have achieved in such a short time and there is still much we can do. I’m very happy to be back and part of this big push for more success.”
Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director: “It’s a pleasure to have Francesco back with us and someone who knows our culture and way to go racing at KTM. We wanted to refreshen the MotoGP management structure and we feel that his input and ideas will give us some new momentum for our sixth season on the grid. With people like Francesco, Fabiano Sterlacchini, Hervé Poncharal, Jens Hainbach and Aki Ajo we know we have the best leadership to help us move ahead and make more MotoGP milestones for the company.”
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