Kalex

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Kalex Engineering GmbH
TypePrivate
IndustryTransportation
Founded2008
Headquarters,
Germany
Key people
Klaus Hirsekorn, Alex Baumgärtel
ProductsMotorbikes
WebsiteKalex Engineering

Kalex Engineering is a German specialty engineering company that designs, manufactures and sells high-performance parts for motorcycles. Kalex Engineering was founded in 2008 in the Bavarian city of Bobingen, Germany by Klaus Hirsekorn and Alex Baumgärtel.[1]

Company history[edit]

The name of Kalex was created by merging the two first names of the company founders, Klaus Hirsekorn and Alex Baumgärtel.[1]

In 2010, with the introduction of the new 600 cc Moto2 class using controlled Honda engines,[2] Kalex Engineering began providing its chassis to the Pons Racing team.[1] Stefan Bradl became the first rider to achieve a world title using a Kalex chassis when he won the 2011 Moto2 World Championship for the Viessmann Kiefer Racing team.[3]

Kalex won the Manufacturers' Championship in 2013 when teams using their chassis finished in the top four places in the Championship.[1] In 2015, Kalex riders won all but one race, and took the top three places and nine of the top ten places in the overall standings. Riders using the Kalex chassis dominated the 2016 season, winning all 18 rounds and taking the top nine positions in the season final standings.[4]

Following the change to Moto2 engine supply by Triumph from 2019, older Kalex chassis designs will continue to be used in the British GP2 classification, run within the British Supersport Championship from 2018.[5][6]

Grand Prix Racing Results[edit]

Moto2 Constructors' Championship Results[edit]

Season Points Position
2010 81 7th
2011 281 2nd
2012 320 2nd
2013 392 1st
2014 430 1st
2015 445 1st
2016 450 1st
2017 427 1st
2018 407 1st
2019 442 1st
2020 375 1st
2021 450 1st
2022 477.5 1st

In 2016, 2020 and 2021, Kalex machines have won all races in the season, achieving the maximum possible points total.

Moto2 Rider's Champions[edit]

Season Rider Points
2011 Germany Stefan Bradl 274
2013 Spain Pol Espargaró 265
2014 Spain Tito Rabat 346
2015 France Johann Zarco 352
2016 France Johann Zarco 276
2017 Italy Franco Morbidelli 308
2018 Italy Francesco Bagnaia 306
2019 Spain Álex Márquez 262
2020 Italy Enea Bastianini 205
2021 Australia Remy Gardner 311
2022 Spain Augusto Fernández 271.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kalex Company History". kalex-engineering.de. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  2. ^ Honda Worldwide: MotoGP Retrieved 5 June 2016
  3. ^ "Stefan Bradl career statistics". motogp.com. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Kalex the bike to beat in Moto2 this year". motogp.com. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  5. ^ British GP2 Class in BSB from 2018 Superbike, 24 November 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018
  6. ^ Ryde Wins At Brands Mansfield 103.2, 23 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018

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