RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP fails to score in home race at very crowded TT Circuit Assen

In the Moto2 race at the TT Circuit Assen on Sunday afternoon, Barry Baltus and Zonta van den Goorbergh failed to score any points. The Belgian rider crossed the finish line in 17th place while the Dutchman crashed after five laps. Off the track, however, it was a successful weekend for RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP with very many sponsors, relations and further guests welcomed at the RW VIP plaza.

After an encouraging result in qualifying, RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP hoped to continue on the same footing on Sunday afternoon and once again achieve its goals at the TT Circuit Assen. Unfortunately, Barry Baltus and Zonta van den Goorbergh failed to do so as no points were scored in the end.

Baltus quickly made up several positions in the opening lap, after which he managed to move a little further forward in the early stages of the race. In the end he was stranded in seventeenth position, which meant he got some useful kilometres under his belt but couldn’t add any points to his tally. For Van den Goorbergh the race would come to an early end due to a crash on lap five.

Barry Baltus – P17: “It was not the result I was hoping for but we finished the race with some more experience. Throughout the weekend I struggled to get a really confident feeling with the bike so that is something we need to work on. It has not been an easy weekend but the team did a great job. In a few days’ time we go again in Germany.”

Zonta van den Goorbergh – DNF: “It was very disappointing to crash so early. I lost a few places on the opening lap and then tried to go with the group in front of me. I am very sad that my and the team’s home race has come to an end so soon. Now it’s time to recover for a few days and then hopefully I can be fit again at the Sachsenring.”

Jarno Janssen – RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP team manager: “To leave Assen without points was not our goal, besides it is of course disappointing to finish our home race this way anyway. Zonta had quite a heavy crash early in the race so it remains to be seen how that will go over the next few days. Barry rode a solid race but unfortunately did not finish inside the points positions.

So on track we unfortunately couldn’t finish well but off track it was an incredibly successful weekend. We welcomed many guests, sponsors and relations and once again we can consider the TT a real highlight. Our focus is already on the Sachsenring where we want and need to perform better next weekend.”

The next Grand Prix will be held next weekend from 5 to 7 July at the Sachsenring in Germany.