No luck at Red Bull Ring for Bendsneyder

NTS RW Racing GP was spared little in Austria. In the GP of Styria, Dominique Aegerter had to park his bike in the pits with technical problems. Bo Bendsneyder received three long lap penalties, which was eventually converted to a 29 second penalty time. As a result, he came last in the classification, in 24th place. In the first race at the Red Bull Ring, last week, Dominique Aegerter managed to get four points. In the second race, under the flag of the state of Styria, the Swiss came close, in eighteenth place, mixed in the battle for thirteenth. In the second half of the race however, Aegerter was unable to keep up with Dalla Porta, Corsi and Idzihar, among others, due to a technical problem. In the nineteenth lap, Aegerter had to park his NTS in the pits.
Bo Bendsneyder also had technical problems. Vibrations in the front brake made it difficult for the Dutchman to keep his machine under control. Battling for 21st place, he ended up outside the track limits of the Red Bull Ring a few times, which earned him a first long lap penalty in the thirteenth lap. When he failed to complete it within the mandatory three rounds, he received a double long lap penalty in lap 17 and later, in lap 22, another one. Having only completed one long lap penalty, Bendsneyder received a 29-second penalty after the finish, pushing him back from 21st place to 24th, at 1.10.576.

Bo Bendsneyder: “Already in the warm-up lap to the grid I felt a vibration in the brake. We thought it was because of the new brake pads and that it would go away, but that was not the case. The brakes have a hard time on the Red Bull Ring. The vibrations got worse per lap and spread to the suspension and the front tire. I chose to do one long lap penalty and skip the other two. I knew I was going to have a penalty for that, but those long laps wouldn’t make the difference and I just wanted to keep riding. It’s a shame it goes like this. We really hope that we can find a solution for Misano.”

Race results:

Pos Rider Team Time / Gap
1 Marco BEZZECCHI SKY Racing Team VR46 37’12.461
2 Jorge MARTIN Red Bull KTM Ajo 0 Lap
3 Remy GARDNER Onexox TKKR SAG Team 1.027
4 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Red Bull KTM Ajo 1.974
5 Thomas LUTHI Liqui Moly Intact GP 3.230
6 Xavi VIERGE Petronas Sprinta Racing 6.196
7 Luca MARINI SKY Racing Team VR46 8.634
8 Jake DIXON Petronas Sprinta Racing 9.005
9 Hector GARZO Flexbox HP 40 9.620
10 Enea BASTIANINI Italtrans Racing Team 10.051
11 Marcel SCHROTTER Liqui Moly Intact GP 10.238
12 Joe ROBERTS Tennor American Racing 14.857
13 Nicolò BULEGA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 17.968
14 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta Forward Racing 20.956
15 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Flexbox HP 40 21.189
16 Marcos RAMIREZ Tennor American Racing 21.497
17 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Italtrans Racing Team 26.471
18 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO EGO Speed Up 26.952
19 Edgar PONS Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 29.400
20 Simone CORSI MV Agusta Forward Racing 30.859
21 Kasma DANIEL Onexox TKKR SAG Team 43.828
22 Alejandro MEDINA Openbank Aspar Team 55.353
23 Andi Farid IZDIHAR IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia +1’00.005
24 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS RW Racing GP +1’10.576
not classified
Dominique AEGERTER NTS RW Racing GP 6 Laps
Augusto FERNANDEZ EG 0,0 Marc VDS 11 Laps
Jorge NAVARRO EGO Speed Up 23 Laps
Somkiat CHANTRA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 23 Laps
Aron CANET Openbank Aspar Team 24 Laps
Sam LOWES EG 0,0 Marc VDS 0 Lap


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