Antonio Banderas sets his sights on MotoGP

Moto2 team owner and Hollywood movie star could beef up the MotoGP grid

HOLLYWOOD superstar and Moto2 team owner Antonio Banderas paid a high-profile first visit to the grand prix paddock in Catalunya – and revealed that he has ambitions to move his team up to the MotoGP class.

In his first racing year the Banderas owned the Jack & Jones team runs Spanish 125 veteran Joan Olive and impressive US rookie Kenny Noyes on Harris-framed Promo Racing machines. He watched the race from his pit, along with an impressive security entourage.

“What we have to do is establish our team in this category over the next two or three years, and the next step will be to jump to MotoGP. I think that is where we are going to end up,” he told the official website.

Banderas, a passionate and knowledgeable racing fan, mourned the absence of Rossi, on fellow-Spaniard Lorenzo’s behalf. “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.”