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APRIL 11, 2005

A glimpse at Dietrich Mateschitz

Red Bull Racing's Dietrich Mateschitz was an enthusiastic spectator at Sunday's Spanish MotoGP race at Jerez in Spain. Mateschitz flew in by executive jet, having taken off from Austria early in the morning. The plane made a brief stop in Nice to pick up Mateschitz's pal and advisor Gerhard Berger, who lives in nearby Monaco. Berger was the first athlete Mateschitz sponsored when he launched Red Bull in 1987. Also along for the ride were former world motocross champion Heinz Kinigardner, a long time Austrian associate and a key management adviser to KTM on racing activities. Red Bull and KTM, both Austrian companies, are involved in many joint sporting projects including the Dakar Rally.