The Dutch rider joins the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team to compete in the Moto2 World Championship with the Swiss Tom Lüthi as teammate.
21-year-old Bendsneyder is of Indonesian descent which makes him a perfect fit for the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team. Bo’s paternal grandparents moved to the Netherlands in 1956 from Surabaya, the capital city of East Java Province in Indonesia, where they often travel to visit family and friends. Bo won the 2015 RedBull Rookies Cup tittle and arrived at the Moto3 World Championship a year later. With only five years competing at world class level, Bo has shown an exceptional talent and the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team welcomes him to an ambitious project which goal is to win the Moto2 World Championship. The rider from Rotterdam and the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team are already preparing next season during the winter break. The 2021 season will start at the Losail International Circuit for the Grand Prix of Qatar the 28th of March.
Edu Perales – Team Principal
“Bo is an extraordinary rider that we have been following for some time now. The whole team is very happy with his arrival as we have no doubt he is going to achieve great results which are going to keep the team at the top level.
From the team, we want to wish Kasma Daniel all the best for his professional career, we are sure he will achieve great accomplishments as he has got an innate talent for riding.”
Bo Bendsneyder – official rider
“I am really happy to ride for the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team next year! They are a team that have shown great results and I can’t wait to start preparing the season with them. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team and the sponsors for giving me this opportunity.”
Rapsel Ali – Mandalika Racing Team President
“We are so excited to be joined by Bo to strengthen the team and achieve our goals together. His previous achievements really boost our confidence and we would also like to say Selamat Bergabung Mas Bo! We are also preparing Dimas Ekky for the CEV Moto2 to be ready for future Moto2 battles as Dorna suggested and we will be filling our replacement rider and wild card place in 2021 season with Dimas.”