Our history

RW Racing GP, owned by Roelof Waninge and managed by former GP rider Jarno Janssen, is the sole Dutch team racing in the Motorcycle Road Race World Championship.

For many years Roelof Waninge had been involved in road racing, as a keen supporter and as a sponsor, with his company Sent Waninge. When, due to financial problems, the then Team Molenaar had to withdraw from the 125cc MotoGP Championship in January 2011, Waninge stepped in with his own private team: RW Racing GP.

Luis Salom

The team took over the talented Spaniard Luis Salom from Team Molenaar as sole rider for 2011. With two podium finishes (Dutch TT Assen and GP Australia) and an eighth place in the final classification of the team’s debut year Salom made instant success.

In 2012, currently riding Kalex KTM in the new Moto3 class, Salom and RW Racing GP ended up on the podium as many as eight times, including two victories (Indianapolis and Aragon). Salom finished the Championship as runner-up. RW Racing GP’s second rider, South African Brad Binder, recorded a fourth place in Valencia in his debut season. In 2016 Binder became Moto3 world champion.

Dutch talents

In 2013 RW Racing GP again had two riders in the Moto3 World Championship: Dutchman Jasper Iwema and Czech Jakub Kornfeil, who was in the top 10 for most of the season.

With Scott Deroue and Spanish Ana Carrasco as their riders for 2014 RW Racing GP continued giving young riders a chance. Unfortunately it turned out to be a disappointing season for both riders and team.

Livio Loi

For 2015 RW Racing GP changed to Honda and contracted Belgian rider Livio Loi. He won one Grand Prix (Indianapolis) and had several other promising results. For 2016 the combination RW Racing GP – Honda – Loi remained unchanged.

Moto2

For the 2017 season RW Racing decided to switch to the challenging Moto2 class, with Spaniard Axel Pons as it’s rider on the competitive Kalex Moto2 machine.