|Date of birth||3 Jan 2002|
|Length||1m 79 cm|
|Born in||Stadskanaal, Netherlands|
2018: 5th in the IDM Supersport Championship and Rookie of the Year
2017: 19th in the CIV Moto3 Championship
2016: 10th in the ADAC Nothern Europe Cup and 24th in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup
2015: 2nd in the Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup (2 wins and 7 podium places)
2014: 10th in the Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup
2013: 10th in the ADAC Minibike Cup
2012: 6th in the Molenaar NSF100 Championship
When I was nine years old, I had a friend who had a pocketbike and from his father I was allowed to give it a try. At the end of that year I rode a few races and in the first race I became 4th.
Because the selection days of the Molenaar NSF100 Cup were held in our neighborhood, my father gave me up for it. Although I was actually too young to participate, buth I was selected! So in 2012 I rode the Molenaar NSF Cup. I learned a lot by them!
In 2013 I started in the ADAC minibike NSF championship of Germany. This was a challenging season, because there were many fast riders and new circuits. At the end of the season I was able to participate in the leading group of the race.
In 2014 I rode my first races in the Ten Kate Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup. In the first race at my home circuit of Assen, I took pole position.The second race was at Oschersleben with a second place I took my first podium there. I finished in 10th in the championship.
In 2015 I took second place in the Ten Kate Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup championship. The highlight for me was winning both races during the British Superbike at Assen in September. From national coach Barry Veneman and the crew of the Moriwaki cup, I received a ticket for the selection days of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Here I was allowed to go to the final day.
In 2016 I was selected as the fourteenth year old rider for the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the talent competition for the Grand Prix. I scored two points that season and finished 24th in the final standings. In addition, I was included as the youngest rider in the KNMV talent pool led by national coach Barry Venemen. The talent pool then consisted of four talents, including current Grand Prix rider Bo Bendsneyder. Besides the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup I raced in the ADAC Northern Europe Cup for the Ernst Dubbink Eveno Racingteam. Although I had to miss several races because of the Red Bull Rookies, I finished tenth in the final standings and finished second in the last race of the season.
In 2017 I started riding in the Italian CIV Moto3 championship for the MF84 Pluston Althea Team. The manager of this KTM team is Michel Fabrizio and he won World Superbike races in the past. In this competition I came to ride on many new circuits against Italians who had already ridden a lot on these tracks. I managed to score twenty-five points during the season and finished nineteenth in the championship. Because I have grown considerably in terms of length in recent years, it was good to make the switch to the heavier engines in 2018.
In 2018 I started riding in the German IDM Championship in the Supersport 600 class with MGM Racing on a Yamaha R6. This switch to the heavier engines was good a step for me and I managed to score four podiums in this competitive championship. In the last three races I finished second. I scored a podium at Zolder, Assen en twice at Hockenheim. I finished fifth in the championship and I became the rookie of the year in the IDM Supersport.
In 2019 I'm going to ride again for MGM Racing in the IDM Supersport. I will also riding in the Spanish RFME Championship for Aldotrans Team Torrentó also on a Yamaha R6.