Huge progression for Bendsneyder

NTS RW Racing GP worked hard to help Jesko Raffin and Bo Bendsneyder at the Sepang International Circuit and the team succeeded. The Swiss and the Dutchman both made a 2 second progression on the second day of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Raffin reached QP2 and starts the Moto2 race on Sunday from 16th place. Bendsneyder will begin from 23rd. Already in the third free practice both riders of NTS RW Racing GP went much faster than on the first day. They were able to continue that progression in the first round of qualifying. With 2.06.363 Bendsneyder just came short of going to QP2. Raffin reached third place with 2.06.014, which allowed him to advance to the second round, where he came in 16th with 2.06.308. The Moto2 race in Malaysia starts at 6:20 am Central European Time.

Bo Bendsneyder: “We have made a big step compared to yesterday. It’s a shame that I just couldn’t find a few extra tenths in QP1, but I’m happy with the progress we’ve made. I am curious as to how we are going in terms of pace tomorrow. It will be a long race and it will certainly not be easy, but we are going all the way for points.”

Results Q1 & Q2 combined:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Alex MARQUEZ EG 0,0 Marc VDS 2’05.244
2 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team 2’05.395
3 Brad BINDER Red Bull KTM Ajo 2’05.559
4 Xavi VIERGE EG 0,0 Marc VDS 2’05.695
5 Thomas LUTHI Dynavolt Intact GP 2’05.714
6 Jorge MARTIN Red Bull KTM Ajo 2’05.731
7 Sam LOWES Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 2’05.735
8 Marcel SCHROTTER Dynavolt Intact GP 2’05.792
9 Remy GARDNER ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team 2’05.888
10 Luca MARINI SKY Racing Team VR46 2’05.938
11 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Beta Tools Speed Up 2’05.956
12 Iker LECUONA American Racing KTM 2’05.959
13 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta Temporary Forward 2’06.070
14 Enea BASTIANINI Italtrans Racing Team 2’06.077
15 Jorge NAVARRO Beta Tools Speed Up 2’06.126
16 Jesko RAFFIN NTS RW Racing GP 2’06.308
17 Augusto FERNANDEZ FLEXBOX HP 40 2’06.515
18 Somkiat CHANTRA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 2’06.807
19 Nicolo BULEGA SKY Racing Team VR46 2’06.143
20 Andrea LOCATELLI Italtrans Racing Team 2’06.263
21 Marco BEZZECCHI Red Bull KTM Tech 3 2’06.267
22 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FLEXBOX HP 40 2’06.324
23 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS RW Racing GP 2’06.363
24 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta Temporary Forward 2’06.510
25 Joe ROBERTS American Racing KTM 2’06.746
26 Mattia PASINI Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 2’06.924
27 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 2’07.058
28 Jake DIXON Gaviota Angel Nieto Team 2’07.245
29 Philipp OETTL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 2’07.756
30 Lukas TULOVIC Kiefer Racing 2’07.764
31 Adam NORRODIN Petronas Sprinta Racing 2’07.851
32 Xavi CARDELUS Gaviota Angel Nieto Team 2’08.432


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