Antonio Banderas Eyes MotoGP Class
“What we have to do is establish our team in this category in the next two to three years, and the next step probably will be to jump to the MotoGP category,” he stated. “I don’t know though, it may change in the future and there is the 1000cc four-stroke introduction, so we have to see how our project develops. But I think we are going to end up in that category.”
Banderas also offered his view on the absence of Rossi: “It’s a pity, because I thought actually Lorenzo was ready this year to defeat Rossi, but we won’t have the opportunity to see it.”
The Jack & Jones Moto2 team by Antonio Banderas competes on Honda-engined machines in the new 600cc four-stroke class, which replaces the 250cc class. Riding for the team are Spanish Joan Olive and American Kenny Noyes. Noticeable performances from the latter include a seventh-placed finish at Jerez and starting the Le Mans race from pole position.
“I am happy with things so far because we got into a new category in the World Championship that is very difficult. This year in this category we have the same engine for everybody, and the result is unbelievable,” Banderas said. “It has a lot to do with the skill of the riders, and at the same time how the technical team is working and their knowledge of the different circuits.”