20-year-old Piotr Biesiekirski is set for a wild card entry during next weekend’s round nine of the FIM Moto2 World Championship, the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain. It will be his eleventh race in the World Championship and third at the famous Spanish venue.
Racing fulltime for the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Euvic Team in the European Moto2 Championship, Biesiekirski made his World Championship debut two years ago, taking part in seven Grand Prix events of the 2020 season as the youngest rider on the grid.
Following three more wild card starts last year, the Pole is set for his eleventh Grand Prix appearance with the aim of gaining further World Championship experience.
It will also be his third Grand Prix start at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, where two years ago, in only his second World Championship appearance, he finished in 21st position.
A late starter into motorsport, having won the Polish Moto3 Championship in his rookie season as a 14-year-old, Biesiekirski then made a rapid progression through the ranks, making is Moto2 World Championship debut just four years later.
Midway into the 2018 season, while on course for third overall in the Spanish Open 600 Championship, the then 16-year-old Pole made his debut in the European Moto2 Championship, where he’s been racing since, with the best result of fifth.
Making up for his late entry into racing, Biesiekirski is focusing on gaining top level experience with the aim of making the step up to the Moto2 World Championship full time in the upcoming seasons.
“I can’t wait to return to action in the World Championship during the Catalan Grand Prix – says Piotr Biesiekirski. – The circuit in Barcelona is one of my favorites but considering that most of the riders tested there recently, I know that the weekend won’t be easy and will focus on making steady progress. Since this year the bikes in the World Championship are a lot more similar to the ones we are using in the European Moto2 Championship, the Grand Prix will also be a great opportunity for me to get some extra track time and “warm up” ahead of the following weekend’s races. The grandstands in Barcelona were absolutely packed during the recent Formula 1 Grand Prix and I know it will be very similar when we will arrive there next weekend. It’s always very exciting to race with such an amazing atmosphere, especially as there will surely be a lot of Polish fans trackside as well”.
“We are so pleased to have Piotr at the Grand Prix of Catalunya – adds Team Principal, Edu Perales. – As always, he will receive all our resources and support so he can show his full potential. Piotr has been part of the team for some time now and we love to have him in the World Championship, we wish him the best of luck!”