New Ajo Motorsport Academy adventure in PreMoto321/04/2017
Barry Baltus, Lorenzo Fellon and Adrian Fernandez will represent the Finnish structure in the 2017 PreMoto3 RFME Spanish Championship.
For the second consecutive year, the Ajo Motorsport Academy will enter a team in the PreMoto3 RFME Spanish Championship, which begins this weekend in Valencia. With the Red Bull KTM Ajo teams in the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships already in action for the year, the structure headed by Aki Ajo continues with a project that aims to educate young riders technically, mentally and physically. The Ajo Academy will give three young, talented riders the opportunity to compete for them in 2017: Barry Baltus, Lorenzo Fellon and Adrian Fernandez.
After completing both a first season in the series and with the Ajo Academy last year, 13 year old Barry Baltus repeats the challenge in 2017. Third in last year’s overall standings with a win and a further podium, the young Belgian rider is aiming high this season. Baltus will share a garage with two debutants in the championship: 12 year old Frenchman Lorenzo Fellon and 13 year old Spaniard Adrian Fernandez. The latter is the reigning Spanish champion in the Challenge 80 series. The whole team arrive prepared after completing two positive tests at the Calafat -Tarragona- circuit and the Ricardo Tormo track in Valencia.
The PreMoto3 RFME Spanish Championship will consist of a total of 7 rounds, starting this weekend at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia and ending at the Jerez Circuit in October.
Aki Ajo – Team Manager: “We are really enthusiastic about starting a second season with this exciting project for the Ajo Motorsport Academy, and starting the PreMoto3 season with our three young talents. For Barry [Baltus] this is already his second season in the class, so the target is to be even stronger than last year and fight for top results in every race. For Lorenzo [Fellon] and Adrian [Fernandez] this is their first season with a PreMoto3-bike, but both did a great job in the preseason tests and so we feel well prepared for the first race.”