'Preparing for the future is essential and the prize is for KTM' - Carlo Pernat

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At this time the generation of the MotoGP field is gradually changing, which can be seen by the retirement of riders such as Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo or Valentino Rossi and the entry of youngsters. Many of these arrive at the service of KTM, and Carlo Pernat believes that the Mattighofen-based manufacturer is working well in detecting, training and promoting talent.

The Italian entrepreneur said, as quoted by motosan.es, says that this is a time when preparing the future in MotoGP is crucial, and in this respect KTM is best placed: 'MotoGP is currently going through a generational change. Preparing for the future is essential, there are constructors who are smarter than others in this game. The prize, of course, is for KTM. Thanks to the Red Bull Rookies Cup, and then the financing of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams, the manufacturer has equipped itself with the means to detect and train the MotoGP riders.

Highlighting that youngsters don't always translate their potential into results, Pernat believes that the amount of up-and-coming riders that come through KTM eventually allows us to find some that stand out, and there are already examples: 'Although you can never be sure of anything, when you bet on young riders, quantity means that there will inevitably be a nugget at some point. We see it with [Raúl] Fernández and even more with [Pedro] Acosta.

Remember that already this year the official KTM team in MotoGP has two graduated riders from the Moto2 team: Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira. In 2022, the Tech3 satellite team will also have two riders from the Red Bull KTM Ajo team in Moto2, with the entries of Raúl Fernández and Remy Gardner… while in Moto2 the Austrian structure will have the promising Pedro Acosta alongside Augusto Fernández.

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