With this new partnership, RAM and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will take on the FIM Motocross World Championship, FIM Enduro World Championship, and FIM Hard Enduro World Championship in 2022. The two brands have come together because they both value strength and agility in any environment and the bravery and determination to overcome any challenge in their path.
The first official events of the partnership will take place in Loket, Czech Republic, on July 16th and 17th, during the FIM Motocross World Championship round. The American automaker supplies four RAM 1500s to the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teams for the rest of the 2022 season. Following the terms of the deal, the RAM logo will be displayed on MXGP bikes and in the paddock throughout the season, in addition to appearing on KTM's various social media platforms. Some events will feature a display of RAM trucks.
"In Europe, RAM is a brand with a distinct and enthusiastic following," said Domenico Gostoli, Head of RAM & Dodge Brands Expanded Europe. That's why we're so pleased to reveal our affiliation with a major player in the motorcycle industry. Put it another way. It helps us connect with people who share our values and expect a RAM to be just as thrilling as a race for the FIM Motocross World Championship. Furthermore, our pickup truck customers and avid race fans have a lot in common because they both value speed and maneuverability. Motorcycles designed for off-road use and pickup trucks make a great pair.
"The official partnership with RAM is a significant support for our racing program," said Robert Jonas, KTM's Head of Motorsports Offroad. RAM's RAM 1500 TRX is the world's fastest and most powerful production pickup truck, and it's a perfect fit for our READY TO RACE philosophy. As a company with deep roots in performance technology, RAM is fully aware of and able to meet our high standards. With a strong partnership, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing motocross and enduro teams can achieve their goals. It would help if you had a quality brand to have a successful launch, and we look forward to working with you.
Ram (as in RAM)
RAM Truck was introduced in the United States in 2009 as a separate company catering specifically to the requirements of buyers of commercial vehicles. RAM Trucks helps its hard-working customers get where they need to go with its full line of products, including the RAM 1500, 2500, and 3500 Heavy Duty, as well as the 3500, 4500, and 5500 Chassis Cab.
Compared to its rivals, RAM always ranks at or near the top in several important categories, such as towing capacity, payload, and interior volume.
The RAM 1500 was named the best large light commercial vehicle in 2021 by JD Power's latest APEAL study, which measures how customers feel about their vehicles. The RAM 1500 has won this prize for the second year in a row.
KTM is a mainstay of motorsports around the world.
KTM, with headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria, produces more high-performance motorcycles and ATVs than any other European company combined. After years of competing in major motorsport events like the FIM Motocross World Championship and the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, one of the most prestigious off-road competitions, KTM's sports division has earned a reputation as a formidable foe on the world's circuits. The brand has won over 327 titles in international competitions.
Jeffrey Herlings was topping the 2021 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship standings on his KTM 450 SX, making it KTM's fifth overall title and second in the MXGP class. After an incredible career that saw him win nine world championships, 94 Grand Prix races, and the Motocross des Nations team trophy, Tony Cairoli retired in the same year.
KTM's remarkable international success is largely due to the company's dedication to research and development, which results in high-performance motorcycles emphasizing the rider's comfort and enjoyment. Because they use race-proven technology, KTM products have the same mesmerizing performance that has come to be associated with the brand.
KTM has also made several products, services, accessories, clothing, and safety items that make riding a KTM even better.
The new RAM 1500 TRX is the most powerfull pickup in the company's history.
The RAM 1500 TRX is the most powerful and fastest half-ton pickup RAM ever produced and was built to last. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds is just the beginning of the impression made by this vehicle, thanks to the combination of its 523 kW (702 hp) supercharged 6.2 HEMI® V8 engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. The RAM 1500 TRX stands out among competitors thanks to its class-leading quality, comfortable cabin, and impressive list of standard features. With many innovations never seen in pickups, it has set a new standard for power, performance, durability, and technology.
An all-new, custom chassis system made from high-quality parts and high-speed racing-focused tuning contributes to its excellent ride and handling for increased on-and off-road capability. The RAM 1500 TRX is built to handle anything life throws at it. It has a maximum towing capacity of 3,674 kilograms, a maximum payload capacity of 594 kilograms, and can traverse water up to 813 millimeters in depth. That's why it will be the perfect companion for the rest of the 2022 season for the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teams.
Regarding KTM racing, the unbeatable RAM 1500 is the vehicle of choice.
With this partnership, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teams can access four RAM trucks. At Belgium, Sweden, and Finland rounds of the FIM Motocross World Championship, Red Bull KTM factory rider Tom Vialle will be seen riding a black RAM 1500 TRX in the paddock. At the races in France and the Czech Republic, the paddock will feature a red RAM 1500 TRX that the manager of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing MXGP team uses. RAM picked the Laramie Night Edition 2 and the Rebel 2 versions of the RAM 1500 for the rest of the squad. Both have a plush cabin and paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.
KTM's factory-backed riders have a track record of success.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team riders Jeffrey Herlings (KTM 450 SX-F) and Tom Vialle (KTM 250 SX-F) compete at the highest levels of motocross. The KTM 350 EXC-F of Josep Garcia and the KTM 300 EXC of Manuel Lettenbichler are two of the bikes competing in the enduro series.
Tom Vialle is in first place in the MX2 class of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Manuel Lettenbichler won one of the hardest Hard Enduro races, the Red Bull Erzberg Rodeo.
The 2021 FIM MXGP Motocross World Champion will be Jeffrey Herling, while the current champion is Josep Garcia of Spain.
RAM and the MXGP will begin collaborating, beginning with the upcoming MXGP of the Czech Republic in Loket and continuing through the rest of the season.
The FIM Motocross World Championship, or MXGP, stands out as the most prestigious among the many off-road racing championships held annually. Throughout the series, the best MXGP and MX2 riders compete for the coveted world championship. The FIM Motocross World Championship usually stops in Europe, Asia, South America, and the United States. It also includes the legendary Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, in which the best riders compete as a team for the Chamberlain Trophy.
As part of the partnership, RAM will access four billboards in key locations around the track and an activation area in the paddock/public area at all European events.
All four RAM 1500s were entrusted to AEC and KWA for championship appearances and management.
As a global leader in mobility services, AEC serves customers worldwide. The Stellantis Group is the official distributor of Dodge and RAM in Europe and is involved in international vehicle sales, global fleet services, parts and accessories, homologation, retail, and logistics. After starting as a small company in 1996 in St. Catharines, Canada, AEC expanded to include over 200 international experts across seven offices and a network of over 550 dealers and partners internationally. Because of its cutting-edge research and development center and vehicle processing hub, AEC can offer customized services to its business partners.
Regarding the business use of Dodge and RAM trucks in Europe, KWA is the undisputed market leader. The Swiss-based importer, with headquarters in Lugano, has access to a network of more than a hundred dealers across 15 European countries. The Klintberg & Way Group AB, of which KWA is a subsidiary, provides parts and services to the automotive sector. Kista is the location of the company's headquarters, but there are also outposts in Gothenburg, Kortrijk (Belgium), Oslo (Norway), and Bremerhaven (Germany) (Germany).
The KW Technology Center is the technical hub of the Klintberg & Way Group. It is where high-quality solutions for adapting and homologating U.S.-made vehicles in Europe are made.