News 29 Aug 2019

KTM Ultimate Race confirmed for 2020 return

Australian qualification event to be staged this October in New South Wales.

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KTM Australia has confirmed the KTM Ultimate Race will return in 2020, with the Australian qualification race set to be staged at the Transmoto 8-Hour in Stroud, New South Wales, on 18-19 October.

With six KTM Adventure Rallye events now taking place all over the world, the KTM Ultimate Race was introduced in 2019 to bring together the global KTM adventure communities.

Two lucky riders from each country that host a Rallye will again get the chance to qualify and take part in the event at the 2020 Merzouga Rally in Morocco. The fully supported ride for each person includes flights, accommodation, entry fees, as well as a KTM 790 ADVENTURE R to race on, with a full race service.

Competitors will also be given the fantastic opportunity to be coached by some of the world’s finest and fastest off-road racers, and will be treated like factory supported riders during the trip in which they will negotiate some of the most epic terrain in rally racing.

There will be a stand-alone qualification event to find the two Australian riders, which will be held on Friday and Saturday before the 8-Hour, with plenty of chance for spectators to watch the challenges on Saturday.

Certain requirements must be met for those wishing to participate in the qualifications, as set across all countries. Riders must compete on a twin cylinder KTM motorcycle (790, 950, 990, 1090, 1190, 1290) that they own (the bike cannot be borrowed or rented) and is road registered.

They must hold a current MA racing license or a one-day licence can be purchased on the day, however the two qualification winners must have a valid MA license to participate in Merzouga. Riders can’t have raced professionally or participated in the Dakar Rally in the past 10 years, and they must have a GPS unit capable of following GPX tracks and an Instagram account.

Entries for the qualification are very limited and are now open. For more information, visit