Circuit de Mettet - Jules Tacheny

Our drivers and ambassadors

The circuit is proud to be able to support several Belgian riders and to help them achieve their dreams. Below you will find the presentation of our different riders and ambassadors as well as the Belgian Motorcycle Academy and the Junior Black Knights Team.

Barry Baltus

Barry Baltus


Born on May 3, 2004, Barry Baltus is no longer a novice. In 2024, he is already competing in his fourth Moto2 season. His mastery of two wheels goes back to his early childhood: “My father told me that if I could ride a bike without little wheels, I’d have a motorcycle. A few months later, he had to keep his promise.
Barry took up motocross in the family garden. Precocious, he took part in his first circuit competitions at the age of 8. Four years later, he found himself at the start of the CEV pre-Moto3 championship. His career was as dazzling as his speed on the track. In 2018, the Liégeois finished 12th in the European Talent Cup, but not without a win during the season, before taking 4th place in the CEV Moto3 in 2019. The same year, he competed in the Red Bull Rookies Cup. This busy schedule enabled him to enter the Moto3 World Championship in 2020. The following year, his trajectory changed again, as he was promoted to Moto2, the last step before the coveted MotoGP class. After three learning seasons and a sixteenth-place finish in the standings, the Zelos Classic 21 rider is now keen to establish himself firmly in the top 10.

Xavier Siméon


Since 2022, Xavier Simeon’s career took its final turn. The native of Etterbeek will no longer ride in competition. He is now concentrating on his new role as Zelos Motorcycle Manager and will be coaching the talents of tomorrow so that they can embark on a career as successful as his own. Judge for yourself.
In his 17-year career, the Brussels native has accumulated titles and victories on all types of bikes. As soon as he was 17, he was European Superstock 600 champion. Three years later, he won the world cup in Superstock 1000. In 2010, Xavier joined the Moto2 world championship. He raced in the antechamber of MotoGP for 8 seasons, culminating in a success at the 2015 German Grand Prix, a season he finished in 7th position. This performance opened the doors to the premier class, the MotoGP world championship. In 2019, Simeon is one of the pioneers of the MotoE class, the first worldwide competition for electric motorbikes. He scored three podiums and a 6th place in the standings. The same year, he joined the World Endurance Championship (EWC) by joining the team that would become champion during the season. The EWC was the pinnacle of his career as he won the world title in 2021 with victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Bol d’Or. The following year he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans motorbike race again before announcing his retirement from racing on 8 September 2022.

Lorenz Luciano

Rider and ambassador

Born on 5 August 2004 to a father who was a rally driver and a mother who was a co-driver, Lorenz Luciano tried his hand at quad biking at the age of 3. Two years later, he took part in his first motocross race, but did not enjoy the experience. A big fan of Fred Fiorentino, the Louvier native became more attracted to the track. In 2013, he took his first turns on the wheel in the Minimoto class, finishing on the podium of the Belgian championship. Lorenz then tackled the French Pre-Moto3 championship, before moving up to the Northern Talent Cup where he finished runner-up in 2020 and 2021 with 5 wins. It was a performance which earned the Hennuyer the title of Young Sports Talent 2020 from the Belgian Motorcycling Federation, before he was selected by the promoter of the MotoGP world championship to ride in the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2022 and 2023. In the same year, he added the European Talent Cup to his schedule. Lorenz Luciano has decided to end his career as a professional motorbike racer at the end of the 2023 season. He will continue to be seen at several supermoto events in Belgium and will remain active as a coach for the Belgian Motorcycle Academy.

Camille Mazuin


Born on 16 December 1999, Camille Mazuin began her career in karting at the age of 14 before taking the wheel of a Golf TCR two years later. Enthralled by speed, the Namurian wanted more. Advised by Jean-François Hemroulle, she continued to build up her experience in the Fun Cup. Anxious to do right, Camille followed the recommendations of the VW driver by competing in the championship with her father Michaël and her brother Louis. The family team quickly achieved excellent results with a class victory in 2020-2021. In 2022, she finished 4th overall. The same year, Camille Mazuin distinguished herself by winning the first women’s race program organised by the RACB, which gave her the opportunity to take part in the Clio Trophy Belgium in BRC. Showing her speed, she achieved a scratch in the 2WD category during the Sombreffe Rally alongside Loïc Dumont.
For 2024, the young driver wishes to concentrate on her first love, the circuit. She will drive the full season in the VW Fun Cup with the aim of improving her best overall ranking.

Emilien Allart


Born on January 25, 2008, Emilien has a head for heights and breathtaking poise. Son of Benoît Allart, a former rally and single-seater driver, Emilien decided to become a racing driver at the age of 6, just after taking his first turns in karting. In 2019, he discovered Kartcross, and it was love at first sight: “I love the mix of speed and glide, and the engines are more powerful.” The little Marchois has talent, and after two seasons devoted entirely to Kartcross, he took the title in the Belgian and Dutch junior championships. In 2023, Emilien became European Kartcross champion. Thanks to his status as Circuit Ambassador, he benefits from training facilities on the Mettet circuit, enabling him to progress. Don’t hesitate to follow Emilien on his Youtube channel, where he invites everyone to discover the other side of the racing world!

Kobe Pauwels


From Diest, where he was born on October 23, 2004, Kobe is a rallycross ace. It all began on his tenth birthday, when his grandfather took him out on a rental kart. He practiced this discipline for 4 years before following in the footsteps of his father, Koen, who raced rallycross. The Brabant native immediately made his mark with the title of Belgian Junior Champion in his first season in 2019. He followed this up with the title of national vice-champion in the senior category and then European RX3 vice-champion in 2021. He became Euro RX3 champion in 2023. His two idols are Thierry Neuville and Johan Kristoffersson. He will take part in the senior Xcar championship in Belgium.

Roméo Fiorentino


In the Fiorentino family, motorcycling is in the blood. After Frédéric, the only Belgian rider to have won the Mettet Superbiker four times, here is Romeo, his son, born in La Louvière on 28 March 2000. From his 5th year, Roméo rides a QR50 cross, then rapidly he takes part in his father’s FiostarSchool courses. At 16, Frédéric suggests Roméo to try Supermoto. Roméo took the chance and won his first race in the beginners’ category. Since then, the man from Louvière has won plenty of his participation. In the French challenger championship category, in the Italian championship, in the Belgian Open Euro-national championship and in the European championship, which he finished in 7th place in 2021. The year 2022 was a consistent one for Romeo. In the world championships, he achieved 3 top 10s, including 2 top 5s in the Rookie category. In Belgium, he finished on the podium of all the races he took part in, which allowed him to be 3rd in the final ranking, while his schedule was also split between France and Italy. Other highlights in 2022 were a bronze medal with the Belgian junior team at the Supermoto des Nations in Mettet, where he also took 11th place in the SuperBiker 3 months later.
In 2024, Romeo Fiorentino will take part in several rounds of the S1 GP World Championship, and hopes to become Belgian Supermoto champion by taking part in all rounds of the national calendar.

Team Junior Black Knights

The JBK team is the national junior motorcycle structure for pure speed and supermoto. The three speed riders are Lorenzo Pontillo, Ferre Fleerackers and Tom Rolin, who compete in the Nothern Talent Cup. On the Supermoto side, the team is made up of Evan Gourmet and Justin Wathlet. They are competing in the French championships. The members of the Junior Black Knights team are all graduates of the Belgian Motorcycle Academy.