Featured In the March 2020 issue of Roadracing World:
Jenny Anderson is Pol Espargaró’s electronics strategy engineer in the Red Bull KTM MotoGP team. So, what does she do and how did she get there?
Anderson has lived most of her life in data. When she was a kid, she fitted her first sensor to her racing kart. Then she added another, then another, then another. Logging data became an obsession, which went with her when she graduated to car racing and then into motorcycle racing, riding a Suzuki SV650.
Now she finds herself with one of the neatest but toughest jobs in motorcycling: Working for the factory Red Bull KTM MotoGP team, as Pol Espargaró’s Electronics Strategy Engineer. This means she’s in charge of all the control strategies—traction control, anti-wheelie, engine-braking control, torque delivery, launch control, and so on—that keep Espargaró’s 270-horsepower KTM RC16 V4 on track …
—”Jenny Anderson: A Life In Data,” By Mat Oxley
Jenny Anderson worked, saved money, and spent it on her race program until she realized that—in her words— “You’re not Lewis Hamilton” …and went back to school. That launched her onto a career that has made her one of the linchpins of the Red Bull KTM MotoGP program. Read all the details of her remarkable story in the March issue of Roadracing World!
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