FIRST LOOK: Brad Binder, Jack Miller with 2024 Red Bull KTM MotoGP livery

Red Bull KTM becomes the latest team to unveil its 2024 MotoGP livery, "ready" to fight for title.

Brad Binder, Jack Miller, 2024 Red Bull KTM colours
Brad Binder, Jack Miller, 2024 Red Bull KTM colours

Red Bull KTM has become the seventh MotoGP team to unveil its new race livery, which appears unchanged from 2023, during a digital launch.

The eighth year of the RC16 project will be the second year for Brad Binder and Jack Miller as team-mates.

Binder finished best of the rest behind a trio of Ducatis in the 2023 riders’ standings, while former Ducati race winner Miller was 11th in his debut season at the Austrian team.

Supported by the GASGAS Tech3 squad, KTM took a best-yet runner-up (behind Ducati) in the constructors’ standings.

But although Binder celebrated two Sprint wins, unlike Ducati, Aprilia and Honda, no KTM rider won a Grand Prix last year, although both Red Bull riders were caught out while leading at the Valencia finale.

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports Director said: “I feel that the package is very complete now and we have all the right people in the right positions and also the rider line-up makes me very happy.

"Everybody could grow over these last years. We’ve had these MotoGP wins and reached a lot last season: 4th in the championship, 2nd in the Constructors but, of course, our big target, our big dream, is pushing for the world championship and I feel in 2024 we are ready to do so."

Binder began this year with seventh (+0.625s) and Miller 14th (+1.169s) during the recent Sepang test, when the South African revealed they could have done with two more days to go through all of the new parts available.

“The trajectory is on its way up," Binder said. "11th, 6th, 6th and 4th so, yeah, I have no doubt we are going to do better than 4th. Last season was great at times and difficult at other moments. I felt like we had more in the pocket. We were much more competitive each weekend and always around the podium battle. 

"This season is where we can make the difference. It’s awesome to be starting 2024 for real. It’s going to be my tenth season racing for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing and it’s been an amazing journey. we have always stuck together and always had the same goal in mind. 

"I think that we have always fit really well together, and I am really happy where I am. The only thing left is to try and finish off the job in MotoGP.”

Miller added: "2023 was a year of learning and of growth for me as a person and as a rider. Towards the back half of the season we really got comfortable with the bike and were able to start challenging for positions where we needed to be. 

"In KTM, and my dealings especially in the racing department, when they find something or find a pathway - new ideas, better ideas and strategies - then they go all - in on to have them on the track as soon as possible. 

"Having that power and that motivation and that backing from the company is awesome as a rider. I didn’t get to achieve all the wishes I wanted in 2023. I have a whole new list of wishes for 2024.”

As well as its four race riders - Binder, Miller, Pedro Acosta and Augusto Fernandez - KTM can also count on star test and wild-card riders Dani Pedrosa and Pol Espargaro. 

The final pre-season test takes place at Qatar on February 19 and 20.

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