With his 14 years, Barry Baltus continues to amaze. At the end of a colorful pre-Moto3 season, Barry already succeeded in his first attempt to be selected for the highly competitive Red Bull Rookies Cup, a series of competitions in the context of the MotoGP.

But for people that don’t know him, here is a bit from our Belgian star:

"Since my youngest age, I've been following my dad on various tracks, GP events, endurance and SBK races. My father also always rode bikes and now I also always need to ride bikes. Ever since my childhood, I have been living in the world of motorcycle because of my dad and all my entourage."

At the age of 8, Michel Nickmans (ex-rider) let me run on several bikes and presented me to my current management "Zelos" who made it possible for me to live a dream for 2 years in the "Ajo Motorsport Academy" Team in the CEV-championship but also to run at Valentino Rossi's ranch...

Barry fondly remembers a race from 2015 as his best to date. "It was when I won the Moto4 Championship for the first time in Aragon. It was a very intense and exciting race and I really enjoyed it very much."

"My best race in 2017 was the wild card I was given to participate in the European Talent Cup at the end of the season with a lot of fighting going on from the beginning till the end of the race. I loved it!"

His future ambitions are just as clear. "I can only think of one thing: being "World Champion in the MotoGP class!" As a hero he has his namesake Barry Sheene, 500cc World Champion 1976 and 77, This is reflected in his helmet design."

At school he enjoys sports and when not racing, "riding all my bikes."
"Racing is everything for me and it comes first. But I also tremendously enjoy working on a bike myself and trying to find the best solution to make it go even faster together with people and friends who work with me. Then on the track I try to give it my best."

About using RICHA brand:
"I am very happy to be able to collaborate with a Belgian brand. Belgium is a small country and it is important to put all the energies in common to bring the Belgian motorcycle world into high level sport.
Richa is a company that provides quality equipment for bikers and I am delighted that Richa helps me to achieve my goals throughout my career.”

Racing Dates

Dates Championship Venue
7 April Estoril (CEV Moto3) Portugal
28 April Valencia (CEV Moto3) Spain
04-05 May Jerez (Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup) Spain
18 May Le Mans (CEV Moto3) France
1 June Mugello (Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup) Italy
9 June Barcelona (CEV Moto3) Spain
29-30 June Assen (Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup) Netherlands
6-7 July Sachsenring (Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup) Germany
14 July Aragon (CEV Moto3) Spain
10-11 August Red Bull Ring (Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup) Austria
14 September Misano (Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup) Italy
21-22 September Aragon (Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup) Spain
29 September Jerez (CEV Moto3) Spain
13 October Albacete (CEV Moto3) Spain
10 November Valence (CEV Moto3) Spain

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