Bendsneyder: “Difficult day”

After a three-race absence, Jesko Raffin returned to the bike at NTS RW Racing GP in the San Marino Grand Prix. It soon became clear on the first day at Misano that the Swiss is not quite back to full fitness. Raffin finished the day in 29th place. Bo Bendsneyder was more than two seconds faster than his teammate, but did not get further than 27th place. The Swiss had been absent since Jerez and underwent a number of tests to find out what caused the fatigue symptoms he suffered from. After it became clear that a virus infection must have been the cause, Raffin was able to work on restoring his condition. However, at the Misano circuit it turned out that it is not yet at the level necessary for such an effort. In the second practice, for example, Raffin could only complete eleven laps. He finished the first day in 29th place.
“Jesko really does all he can and it is not due to his commitment”, said NTS RW Racing GP team manager Jarno Janssen. “It is very unfortunate, but there is no more to it now due to his physical condition. We have to see whether there is improvement during the weekend, whether he can recharge physically and mentally.” Janssen was not satisfied with Bo Bendsneyder’s 27th place, with a time of 1.38.833. “There is definitely more to it and it should certainly come out at some point.”

Bo Bendsneyder: “It was a difficult day. The feeling with the front of the bike remains bad and unfortunately we have not yet been able to find anything to make a step in that. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.”

Results FP2:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Enea BASTIANINI Italtrans Racing Team 1’36.933
2 Sam LOWES EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’36.992
3 Augusto FERNANDEZ EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’37.048
4 Nicolò BULEGA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’37.181
5 Luca MARINI SKY Racing Team VR46 1’37.211
6 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO EGO Speed Up 1’37.243
7 Marco BEZZECCHI SKY Racing Team VR46 1’37.345
8 Hafizh SYAHRIN Oceanica Aspar Team Moto2 1’37.465
9 Jorge NAVARRO EGO Speed Up 1’37.474
10 Marcel SCHROTTER Liqui Moly Intact GP 1’37.510
11 Aron CANET Oceanica Aspar Team Moto2 1’37.531
12 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’37.555
13 Xavi VIERGE Petronas Sprinta Racing 1’37.566
14 Joe ROBERTS Tennor American Racing 1’37.719
15 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Flexbox HP 40 1’37.725
16 Marcos RAMIREZ Tennor American Racing 1’37.770
17 Remy GARDNER Onexox TKKR SAG Team 1’37.814
18 Thomas LUTHI Liqui Moly Intact GP 1’37.890
19 Jake DIXON Petronas Sprinta Racing 1’37.913
20 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta Forward Racing 1’37.995
21 Simone CORSI MV Agusta Forward Racing 1’38.008
22 Hector GARZO Flexbox HP 40 1’38.009
23 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Italtrans Racing Team 1’38.242
24 Somkiat CHANTRA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 1’38.295
25 Edgar PONS Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’38.498
26 Andi Farid IZDIHAR IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 1’38.547
27 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS RW Racing GP 1’38.833
28 Kasma DANIEL Onexox TKKR SAG Team 1’38.907
29 Jesko RAFFIN NTS RW Racing GP 1’40.968


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