Up Front With The KTM Rally Team

Rennie Scaysbrook | December 20, 2018

Up Front With The KTM Rally Team.—KTM has dominated the Dakar for a generation, taking the last 17 straight victories in the world’s toughest rally.

Up Front With The KTM Rally Team

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Walkner will be out ready to defend his Dakar title but he’ll have stiff competition from not just the rest of the pack but his own teammates, too.

The Austrian powerhouse has one of the most formidable rider line-ups on the grid. Featured for the 2019 race is Austrian’s defending Dakar champion Mathias Walkner, 2017 winner Sam Sunderland, 2016 winner Toby Price, and Dakar’s most successful ever female, Spain’s Laia Sanz.

For the holidays, Red Bull has a four-part docu-series titled Up Front With The KTM Rally Team for you, where they embed you in the team during the lead-up to the 2019 Dakar start in two weeks’ time, focusing mainly on Rally Morocco.

As has almost become customary thanks to team sponsor Red Bull’s media wing, the quality of the production is excellent and gives you a brief insight into what goes on behind the scenes of the most famous rally team of all.

The team looks in good shape to defend their 17 straight Dakar wins in 2019. However, 2018 World Rally Champion Price has a question mark over his head after crashing while training and breaking his left scaphoid bone, a notoriously difficult injury to overcome quickly—especially so given the physical demands of the Dakar.

Below are episodes 1-4 for your viewing pleasure.

Episode 1

 

Episode 2

 

Episode 3

 

Episode 4

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.

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