Dutchman Scott Deroue has signed with RW Racing GP ahead of this year’s
Moto3™ World Championship season. The 18-year-old steps up from the Red
Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.
Deroue becomes the second rider in the RW Racing GP line-up for 2014, alongside Spain’s Ana Carrasco who switches outfit for her second Moto3™ campaign. Deroue joins the team following three seasons in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, in which he finished overall runner-up in 2012 and achieved four race victories.
Deroue is no stranger to RW Racing GP, having worked with its Junior Team for stints in the Dutch, German and Spanish national championships last year.
"I couldn’t imagine a better way to start the New Year than RW Racing GP calling me to say we will be in the World Championships together. To be honest, I had not counted on it anymore and we were already focussing on racing in the CEV Spanish championship.
"This opportunity opens a new chapter in my racing career and my personal life. I realise it will be tough but I’m ready to work hard to achieve the best possible results. I have faith in the team and our new challenge, as we have worked together already and know each other well. I’d like to thank RW Racing GP for believing in me and my sponsors and family who have supported me over the years and whose support I will need now more than ever to make this dream come true."
Jarno Janssen - Team Manager of RW Racing GP:
"Scott has won races in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, so we know what he is capable of. This definitely is a big chance for Scott and we truly hope he will grab it with both hands. Scott has just turned 18 and 2014 will be a learning year for him.
"We have not set any specific goals, as in finishing at a certain position or number of championship points. The only pressure will be to show an upward trend."
Roelof Waninge - team owner of RW Racing GP:
"As a Dutch team, we feel we have an obligation and responsibility to support Dutch talents and give them a chance to develop and race at a high level. Scott is one of those special talents we believe in. We think he is ready to step up. He has built up a huge amount of international racing experience already at this age. Although there still is a challenge to secure the budget – for Scott as well – we prefer a Dutch talent over a second foreign rider.
"Signing Scott means RW Racing GP and Jasper Iwema part ways after only one season. We are sorry to see Jasper leave. Unfortunately we could not find enough support to continue. Both Jasper and his management as RW Racing GP have tried hard, because we all believe there was more in it than last season showed. We consider Jasper part of the family. We hope he can find his way in a competition that suits him, because he is true racer and a fighter. We wish him all the best."