Strong start Bendsneyder in Qatar

Bo Bendsneyder has started the Qatar Grand Prix very well. The Dutch rider of NTS RW Racing GP closed the first day with the seventh fastest time: 1.59.089. Jesko Raffin had slightly more problems at the Losail International Circuit near Doha. The Swiss finished the day in 26th place with his time from the first practice session: 2.00.181.

Bendsneyder was in good shape, especially in the second training session. He opened the session with the third time (1.59.315) and improved that time later on. That improvement was initially good for third place as well, but a number of other riders were just a little faster in the final minute than the Dutchman, who was satisfied with seventh.
In the two tests that preceded the first racing weekend of the new season, Jesko Raffin missed a few costly sessions. This had consequences for the free practice sessions in Qatar, as the Swiss started a little behind. He could not improve his fastest time from the first practice in the evening session, although he came very close with 2.00.183.

Results FP2:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Joe ROBERTS American Racing 1’58.421
2 Marco BEZZECCHI SKY Racing Team VR46 1’58.669
3 Luca MARINI SKY Racing Team VR46 1’58.759
4 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’58.921
5 Xavi VIERGE Petronas Sprinta Racing 1’59.059
6 Augusto FERNANDEZ EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’59.074
7 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS RW Racing GP 1’59.089
8 Enea BASTIANINI Italtrans Racing Team 1’59.114
9 Nicolo BULEGA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’59.136
10 Jorge MARTIN Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’59.148
11 Jorge NAVARRO Beta Tools Speed Up 1’59.189
12 Marcel SCHROTTER Liqui Moly Intact GP 1’59.198
13 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Flexbox HP 40 1’59.237
14 Aron CANET Aspar Team 1’59.278
15 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Beta Tools Speed Up 1’59.284
16 Somkiat CHANTRA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 1’59.290
17 Remy GARDNER Onexox TKKR SAG Team 1’59.434
18 Edgar PONS Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’59.486
19 Sam LOWES EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’59.561
20 Jake DIXON Petronas Sprinta Racing 1’59.641
21 Marcos RAMIREZ American Racing 1’59.709
22 Simone CORSI MV Agusta Forward Racing 1’59.839
23 Hector GARZO Flexbox HP 40 2’00.020
24 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta Forward Racing 2’00.160
25 Jesko RAFFIN NTS RW Racing GP 2’00.183
26 Thomas LUTHI Liqui Moly Intact GP 2’00.262
27 Hafizh SYAHRIN Aspar Team 2’00.396
28 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Italtrans Racing Team 2’00.804
29 Andi Farid IZDIHAR IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 2’01.265
30 Kasma Daniel KASMAUDIN Onexox TKKR SAG Team 2’02.886


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