We all love a hit partnership. Ham and cheese sandwich, fish and chips, Ant and Dec, Morecambe and Wise and for you geeks out there… Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

But for race teams like KTM they are crucial to their success. And today KTM announced with pleasure a further extension to its well-established worldwide partnership with Athena.

As a leading manufacturer of motorcycle cylinders, gaskets, pistons and makers of GET ECUs, data acquisition systems and video devices for motorsports Athena is a natural fit to the needs and wishes of KTM.


Pit Beirer, Head of KTM Motorsport: “We were happy to form a partnership with Athena when Claudio de Carli joined the KTM MX1 factory team management structure and Tony Cairoli first signed with us in 2010. This has subsequently resulted into both a productive and rewarding global partnership from which both partners have much to gain. We look forward to working with Athena for another year.”

Beirer confirmed that the use of Athena’s high tech devices continue to play an important role in helping to maintain and monitor the on-track activities of the KTM factory teams both in Europe and in the USA. He said KTM also recommends these products to the KTM Dealer network and to the sport’s enthusiasts.

Erardo Ratzenbeck, VP of Athena, underlined that for Athena, the partnership with KTM on motorsport activities is of strategic importance while activities in the area of OE supplies also paved the way for the design of state-of-the art products and modern solutions.

Who is Athena?

Athena Spa works out of 10 manufacturing plants worldwide with a total of over 700 employees. The headquarters, based out in Alonte, Italy, occupies a total area of 40,000 square meters and is where Athena manufactures gaskets, stamped and pressed metal components, aluminum cylinders for internal combustion engines and other engine hard-parts. The dedicated R&D plant is home of the finest developments and the GET technology products. Athena also has manufacturing and/or sales and distribution facilities in Spain, Brazil, India and the USA.