"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."
CEV 2015 Moto4, winning in Navarra, on the left Michel Nickmans with our team's trophy
"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!"
It has set him up determined to do well in 2018. "I want to win races to be champion in the Red Bull Rookies Cup in my first year."
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."
Training for Le Touquet - 2017
"The fast corners is what I like best. I enjoy tracks like Aragon or Valencia."
"Rookies Cup Selection Event 2017 with my dad and Didier de Radiguès (Zelos)"
"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."
"I like working hard to win and it's actually about the only thing I can think about."