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RW Racing GP move into Moto2™ with Axel Pons

A step into the intermediate category for the Dutch team, with Malaysian GP front row starter Axel Pons signed to take the reigns in Moto2™

After many years in the Moto3™ World Championship, RW Racing GP will take the next step by entering the Moto2™ class, with the Dutch team announcing the signing of Spanish rider Axel Pons for the 2017 season. The first tests will take place in Spain next month and testing will be continued in February and March during the 2017 Moto2™ preseason tests.

Axel Pons began his Grand Prix career in 2008 in the 125 World Championship before moving up into the intermediate category. With seven top 10 finishes this year, and on the front row for the Malaysian GP, the 25 year old is having his best season in Moto2™ so far and looks forward to even more progress in 2017.

Jarno Janssen, Team Manager: “We are really excited to start this new project in the Moto2 World Championship. It feels like an enormous boost and we will be ready for this new challenge. At 25 years of age Axel is both an experienced and a very talented rider and we are very happy to join forces with him. I would like to take this opportunity as well to thank our current rider Livio Loi for his fighting spirit over the past two years and we wish him a lot of success in his future.”

Axel Pons: “I'm really happy to take part of this project in 2017. Thanks to all the RW Racing GP partners for giving me this opportunity. I'm sure next year can be a really good one if we continue the progress we are making at this moment. I would like to thank Arguinano Team and all my partners for their support during this last seasons.”