KTM to supply 250 SX-F engines for 2022 MotoStudent Competition

KTM have announced that they will be supplying the engines for the MotoStudent Competition this year, when it takes place once again in Aragon.

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KTM will be once again the engine supplier for this year’s ‘petrol’ category in the MotoStudent Competition, with one of its most widely-used competition engines.

KTM’s 250 SX-F motor not only provides the power to the likes of Tom Vialle in the MX2 World Championship - where the Frenchman was World Champion in 2020, and has won five Grands Prix in 2022 - but also is adapted for the Moto3 World Championship, FIM JuniorGP (formerly Moto3 Junior World Championship), Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, Northern Talent Cup, and Austrian Talent Cup. 

The MotoStudent Competition began in 2009-10 and saw under 30 entries for its first year, but this year there are 89. Each team will be developing their own racing prototype motorcycle, and, in a press release, KTM says, “The MotoStudent concept describes the competition as a goal for students ‘to apply all the knowledge acquired during their university studies in a real industrial project, by designing, developing and manufacturing a real racing motorbike prototype, which will be evaluated and tested in MotorLand Aragon FIM Circuit.’”

A member of the KTM board, Hubert Trunkenpolz, said, “It’s been encouraging to watch the growth of MotoStudent Competition in the last ten years and it’s still important to us that we can provide our advanced engineering and assist a growing group of technically-minded youngsters.

“We like the international scope of the competition as well as the priorities towards innovation and performance; it’s something that we recognise as a brand and as a company. When you mix racing and passion with fantastic ideas then you often have spectacular results. We’re already keen to see what the teams can generate from our KTM power for the new edition.”

You can find out more information about the MotoStudent Competition here.