KTM Serious In Moto3

Australian rider dominates most recent preseason test.

Preseason tests by KTM in Spain, first at Valencia and then at Jerez, have confirmed the Austrian make intends to reaffirm its dominance in Moto3 for the coming season.

Not only has the 2014 edition of its 250cc single showed improvement in all departments, but the Red Bull KTM Ajo team has signed one of the most promising talents of the latest generation, Jack Miller, who was fastest in the most recent test at Jerez.

The young Australian—a national dirt-track champion in his native country—lapped the demanding Andalusia circuit in 1:46.046, two tenths of a second clear of Czech Jakub Kornfiel and four tenths ahead of Italian Niccolò Antonelli, who was quickest in the previous test at Valencia.

The new edition of the KTM Moto3 bike appears to be very fast and have great acceleration off the corners, but above all stable and neutral handling, with confidence-inspiring steering response.

Riders will return to Jerez next week for the final Moto3 test before the season-opening race in Qatar on March 23.