Bendsneyder in top 10 after first day

On the first day of the GP of Valencia, Bo Bendsneyder has consistently been in the top part of the rankings. The Dutch rider of NTS RW Racing GP finished FP2 with the fourth fastest time (1.35.052), which in the combined standings was good for eighth place. Piotr Biesiekirski crept considerably closer to the top times with his 1.37.429. In terms of position, however, it didn’t bring him further than 29th. Conditions this Friday were a lot better than a week ago at the same Ricardo Tormo circuit. Thanks to that not only were the times a lot faster, the differences were also much smaller. With 1.35.287 Bendsneyder was much faster in FP1 already than last week on a dry track. That time resulted in thirteenth place, 0.432 from the fastest time. In the afternoon Bendsneyder set 1.35.052: the fourth fastest time with a difference of only 0.159. With the eighth fastest time (+0.197) in the combined rankings, he is provisionally placed for Q2.

Bo Bendsneyder: “The good thing is that today we could start on a dry track right away, with last week’s race as the starting point. In that race there was not so much grip, because it had rained the two days before, and that was much better now. In my second lap in FP2 I was already faster than last week in the race. Since I immediately had a good feeling, we have changed little. In FP2 I was thus able to concentrate on two long runs and a time attack. I notice a slight vibration at the rear. Maybe we have a little too much grip now. We need to have a closer look at this, so that we can continue our progression tomorrow.”

Results FP2:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO MB Conveyors Speed Up 1’34.893
2 Sam LOWES EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’34.983
3 Enea BASTIANINI Italtrans Racing Team 1’35.012
4 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS RW Racing GP 1’35.052
5 Marcel SCHROTTER Liqui Moly Intact GP 1’35.075
6 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta Forward Racing 1’35.085
7 Jorge MARTIN Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’35.094
8 Luca MARINI SKY Racing Team VR46 1’35.154
9 Jorge NAVARRO MB Conveyors Speed Up 1’35.158
10 Joe ROBERTS Tennor American Racing 1’35.267
11 Hector GARZO Flexbox HP 40 1’35.293
12 Marcos RAMIREZ Tennor American Racing 1’35.294
13 Aron CANET Inde Aspar Team Moto2 1’35.294
14 Marco BEZZECCHI SKY Racing Team VR46 1’35.319
15 Thomas LUTHI Liqui Moly Intact GP 1’35.334
16 Edgar PONS Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’35.352
17 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Flexbox HP 40 1’35.365
18 Remy GARDNER Onexox TKKR SAG Team 1’35.381
19 Augusto FERNANDEZ EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’35.468
20 Xavi VIERGE Petronas Sprinta Racing 1’35.482
21 Somkiat CHANTRA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 1’35.491
22 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’35.580
23 Simone CORSI MV Agusta Forward Racing 1’35.639
24 Nicolò BULEGA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’35.823
25 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Italtrans Racing Team 1’36.136
26 Andi Farid IZDIHAR IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 1’36.147
27 Kasma DANIEL Onexox TKKR SAG Team 1’36.361
28 Hafizh SYAHRIN Inde Aspar Team Moto2 1’36.488
29 Piotr BIESIEKIRSKI NTS RW Racing GP 1’37.429


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