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]

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

Company historyEdit

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 Moto2 season 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 Moto2 season, winning all 18 rounds and taking the top nine positions in the season final standings.[4]

Following the change in 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 ResultsEdit

Moto2 Constructors' Championship ResultsEdit

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 25* 1st*

* season on-going

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

Moto2 Rider's ChampionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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