The KTM RC 390 racing motorcycle was unveiled during a press conference at Fapi Motors showroom in Mdina Road, Attard.

Ryan Faenza, 17, will participate in the International Series FMI Italian Circuit Racing Championships in Italy riding a KTM motorcycle. Faenza will compete in 10 trials, five of which will be for qualifying. Each trial will have around 12-15 laps, covering a range of 3km to 4.9km on world class circuits, including Mugello, Misano, Imola, and Vallelunga.

Riders can only participate in the championships by riding a KTM RC 390 bike that has no modifications and has an engine assembled from factory. The bike is equipped with performance-focused KTM PowerParts, fully-adjustable WP suspension, 44hp, 375cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine housed in a steel trellis chassis and fitted with top-level components.

Maltese riding KTM RC 390 to take part in Italy race

The bike also has a reduction of 9 kg of weight from the unwanted road kit, making it a single-minded race machine and corner expert.

Races are being held in eight countries, including Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, the UK and the US. The winners from each country will participate in the Battle of the Nations which will be held in Assen, The Netherlands, in October.

KTM’s racing has already made history with multi-championship wins in Enduro and Motocross and a record of 15 consecutive titles in the gruelling Dakar Rally. Further to this, the KTM RC16 will be making its debut in the MotoGP in 2017.

For more information about KTM motorcycles, contact Fapi Motors on 2339 3000 or 7909 3508 or send an e-mail to info@fapimotors.com.

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