NTS RW Racing GP and Bo Bendsneyder signed a two-year deal on Friday at Misano. The only Grand Prix team from The Netherlands and the only Dutch Grand Prix rider will compete in the Moto2 class of the MotoGP World Championship together in 2019 and 2020.
Just recently Bo Bendsneyder and the NTS RW Racing GP team signed a letter of intent to inquire if a possible collaboration would be feasible. After many involved parties stepped up in recent weeks to make this unique project for the Dutch motorsport a reality, NTS RW Racing GP and Bo Bendsneyder made the final decision during the first day of the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini.
The only Grand Prix team originating from The Netherlands and the sole Dutch Grand Prix rider signed a two-year agreement at Misano. By signing this deal, a longer stay for Bendsneyder in the Moto2 class of the MotoGP World Championship is secured and will NTS RW Racing GP have another Dutch talent inside their team once again.
#64 Bo Bendsneyder:
“It’s a great moment, this afternoon we have signed a two-year contract with NTS RW Racing GP. I owe my gratitude to many people for this opportunity. A special thanks to the Waninge family, Jarno Janssen al all the partners who made this possible. I’m looking forward to ride the NTS machine for the first time and get to work for the next season.”
Roelof Waninge, NTS RW Racing GP Team owner:
“From the beginning it has been the goal of NTS RW Racing GP to give young talents from The Netherlands an opportunity to develop themselves on the highest level. Through circumstances we didn’t always manage to but the arrival of Bo to our team gives me a feeling of pride. Everyone has been working hard over the last couple of weeks to make this possible. When finally, the deal is done we can’t be anything but satisfied and we are looking forward to a successful and pleasant collaboration.”
Jarno Janssen, NTS RW Racing GP team manager:
“I am honestly very happy that finally everything is done, and we will work with Bo over the next two years. In my opinion it is vital for the motorsport in The Netherlands that a talent like Bo can keep developing himself and show his potential in a class that might be world’s most competitive racing class at this moment. After we signed a letter of intent recently and started a crowdfunding we received a lot of reactions. Both parties have been busy handling these the past few weeks, which resulted in us signing the two-year contract this afternoon. I want to thank everyone who assisted in this process. We’re not there yet but we decided to get the deal done so we can work together on our future plans. A special word of gratitude to NTS CEO Masahiro Namatame, heupported our project entirely which is very important for us and the motorsport in the Netherlands in general.”