X

Rider info

Name:
Barry Baltus
Date of Birth:
03 May 2004
Height:
1m 70cm
Weight:
58kg
Resides in:
Warêt-l'Evêque, Belgium
Born in:
Namur, Belgium
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2018

Rider bio

barry_baltus_helmet_2019.png

"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."

barry_baltus_mini-gp2_2014.jpg
Mini-GP2 - 2014
yamaha_cup_2013.jpg
Yamaha Cup - 2013

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...

mettet_superbiker_2015.jpg
Mettet Superbiker - 2015
training_supermotard.jpg
Training Supermotard

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."

fd4r3421.jpg
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!"

etc_valencia_-_2017.jpg
Winning in Valencia - 2017

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."

img_4357.jpg
Pre-Moto3 2017 -  "Thanks to my time in the Ajo Team I learnt to work with many engineers."

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."

training_supermotard_2017.jpg
Training Supermotard - 2017

At school he enjoys sports and when not racing, "riding all my bikes."

training_for_le_touquet_-_2017.jpg
Training for Le Touquet - 2017

"The fast corners is what I like best. I enjoy tracks like Aragon or Valencia."

dad_and_didier_de_radigues_zelos_.jpg
"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."

cw1_0535.jpg
Working in Almeria - Rookies Cup Selection Event 2017

"I like working hard to win and it's actually about the only thing I can think about."

barry_baltus_selection_2018.jpg
Getting the good news - Selected from the Almeria event 2017
Barry Baltus

Career Highlights

2018

• 11th Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 4th in Assen 2. A good, solid first season in Rookies Cup. He has the ability to step up for 2019.

2017

• 4th CEV PreMoto3 - 1 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd and 3x 4th (Beon)

2016

• 3rd CEV PreMoto3 - 1 x 1st, 1 x 3rd and 2 x 4th (Beon)

2015

• 2nd CAV Moto4 - 3 x 1st, 2 x 3rd (Beon)

2014

5th Belgium 125 Yamaha Cup
1st Belgian Mini-GP2 Championship Race (Beon)

2013

6th Belgium 125 Yamaha Cup
7th Belgian Mini-GP2 Championship Race (Beon)