Red Bull KTM Racing is a team that competes in MotoGP World Championship organized by well-known brands Red Bull and KTM. KTM has already been racing for their off-road motorcycle sports. Then they joined MotoGP to compete for motorcycle road racing as they had announced in 2014 about joining MotoGP in 2017.
Alex Hofmann rode as the first test rider on the KTM RC16, and later further tests involved test riders including Mika Kallio, Randy De Puniet, Karel Abraham and Thomas Luthi at circuits such as Circuit Ricardo Torno, Circuito de Jerez, Brno Circuit, and Misano World Circuit.
The first public appearance KTM RC16 made was before the start of Australian GP 2016. At the end of February 2016, the team revealed their headquarters, Moto3 defender and new racer for the Moto2 for KTM joined by Red Bull. They made their debut in 2017 Qatar Grand Prix standing 22nd and 23rd. Pol Espargaro finished 11th in the Dutch TT and 7th at the German Grand Prix 2017. At the Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix, Espargaro finished 9th riding for KTM in 2017 becoming the first rider from the team that got into MotoGP top 10.