16-year-old Barry Baltus will step up to Moto2 for 2021 and 2022 with RW Racing.
Barry Baltus, named after childhood hero Barry Sheene will move to Moto2 in 2021 after just one season in Moto3 with a best result of P16 at Catalunya so far. The Belgian has been successful in the CEV Moto3 class with a victory and multiple podiums. Barry struggles in Moto3 due to his height, meaning a Moto2 machine will be more suited to the young rider.
Jarno Janssen: “Yes, moving on to Moto2 after just one season in Moto3 is fast, but with his growth – literally and figuratively – it is the right step. We and Barry’s management Zelos, with whom we have already worked together in the past and with whom the contacts have remained very good over the years, fully agree on that. We see the learning curve that Barry is going through: in his first season in Moto3, he is already in the battle for points. He can continue to grow in Moto2. For us, for NTS and for Barry himself, a two-year deal offers a good perspective for the future. The first year will be a matter of learning and continuing to grow for Barry.”
Barry Baltus: “I never expected to get into Moto2 so quickly! I would therefore like to thank Freddy Tacheny and Zelos for finding a place for me at NTS RW Racing GP, and the team itself for their confidence. Even though I still have a lot to learn, I will do my best to develop as soon as possible and will give everything I have for that. I also want to thank my family and all my sponsors and partners who have supported me from the start.”
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