The Union of the Bull and the Power Engine

When the racing track got heated up in an electrifying second in the final round of the Red Bull Riders Cup competition at the 2.489-mile Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, on October 25, Mathew Hoyle was the only last man that survived the heat and making the trophy finds its way down to the United Kingdom.


The competition which featured about 23 riders all over Europe put against each other the top 10 riders from the Red Bull AMA U. S. Rookies Cup and the 10 best riders from the European-based Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. All competed on the same identically-prepared KTM RC125 Motorcycle.


The power machine, which houses one single cylinder at 2-stroke, has its displacement put at 125 cubic centimetre. With a horse equated power of 45, the motorcycle makes a complete revolution of 13.000 in one minute.  You definitely can’t expect less!


The 13litres capacity engine was the highlight of the KTM RC125, a rotating force of 30Nm at 12,800 revolution per minute. Compressing air at the ratio of 9 to 1, CDI ignition, liquid cooled, coupled with a 6-gear transmission system, the little effort and secret of Hoyle in beating Spaniard Luis Salom to finish off the 17-lap race by 6.170 seconds just got uncovered! And if the carrier comes with front and rear WP suspension, Brembo Steel disk, Marchesini and 136kg, including the rider, then what is Matthew Hoyle bragging about?


Lot of thanks to Red Bull, the official energy drink and sponsor, which is going all the way for two- and four-wheeled motorsport racing than anyone else on the planet! It might interest you to know that Red Bulls sponsors the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 and brought up one of the first history making American F1 racers, Scott Speed, teammate of Vitantonio Liuzzi. And it is based on the success of their F1 rookies programme that led to the creation of Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup in cooperation with KTM Motorcycles. With lots of different sponsorship possibilities mapped out, Red Bull promises to give the art of racing wings to fly to the highest level!