KTM offers British Grand Prix tickets to 890 Duke GP buyers through July

If you have been planning on buying both a ticket to the British MotoGP at Silverstone, and a KTM 890 Duke GP, the Austrian brand’s latest offer is perfect.

KTM 890 Duke GP studio shot. - KTM Media/Philip Platzer

KTM are offering anyone who buys a KTM 890 Duke GP a ticket to the 2022 MotoGP British Grand Prix at Silverstone. 

The 890 Duke GP was launched earlier this year as a road-going reference to KTM’s Grand Prix prototype bike, the RC16. Although there are no performance enhancements on the GP version of the 890 Duke compared to the standard edition, the GP comes with a racing-derived paint job akin to that worn by the Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing team. 

The 890 Duke GP features KTM’s LC8c twin-cylinder engine with 115 horsepower and 92Nm, while the frame is of course of the steel tubular format which has become the standard for KTM’s machinery

MotoGP will head to Silverstone after the five-week summer break at the beginning of August. To be precise, Silverstone will host the World Championship on 7 August, a month earlier than in previous years as Dorna tries to find some sun in the British summer. Good luck with that. 

In any case, KTM is offering buyers of the 890 Duke GP through July a KTM FanStand ticket for the Sunday of the British GP at Silverstone on 7 August.

For KTM, Silverstone is a circuit where they have never finished on the podium. In fact, the best result for the RC16 at the famous British circuit came last year, when Brad Binder finished sixth, 12 seconds off the winner, Fabio Quartararo, and eight seconds behind the podium. 

Similarly, Binder has been the shining light for KTM in 2022. Although it was his teammate, Miguel Oliveira, who won in Indonesia, Binder was on the podium in Qatar, and has been generally fighting inside the top 6-8 all season, while Oliveira’s best dry race result of the season so far is fifth, and in the last four races he has finished ninth every time. 

Binder was especially impressive at the latest round of the World Championship in Assen, where he finished fifth on a circuit that theoretically does not suit the slow-turning KTM. 

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