Red Bull KTM became the next factory to lift the lid on its 2023 livery on Thursday morning as Jack Miller joined Brad Binder and the RC16.
Second in the teams championship in 2022, the Australian and South African pairing is hoping to go one better this time around with race victories the obvious first objective after the Austrian team took it’s place on the top step repeatedly over the past three seasons.
2023 finds Miller out to become the only rider in the current MotoGP field to claim GP wins with three different brands as he makes the switch from Ducati to KTM, after beginning his premier class career on Honda machinery. The 28-year-old currently holds four race victories and 22 podiums from his nine seasons of experience in MotoGP.
Binder begins his fourth year on the KTM RC16 and has a strong pedigree to build from. The 27-year-old scored the factory's maiden MotoGP victory in the Czech Republic in 2020 and was KTM’s highest-ranked rider in 2022 - sixth in the standings and podium results at both Qatar’s opening Grand Prix of the year and the Valencia finale.
“Good feelings!” Miller said on the new project. “Joining up with the KTM family again it is all starting to feel rather ‘real’ now. I’ve been thinking about this moment for quite a long time. Finally getting to see the 2023 colours, myself in the suit and all the preparation for the season ahead.
“It’s amazing to be back here at KTM and to be catching up with everybody; it’s a special little taste before we get down to action in Malaysia.”
“It has felt like a long off-season already so I’m more than excited to get back to the track and to get started again,” Binder added. “My fourth year in the class, and I feel like our best chance so far to really achieve something will be in 2023. We’re ready to go, so let’s get to Sepang and see what those first days bring us.”