Promising start of the season for Bendsneyder

Bo Bendsneyder has started the first Grand Prix of the season showing once again his good adaptation with the Kalex. The Dutch rider achieved the fourth best time in FP1 and qualified sixth in FP2 with a best lap of 1’59.422, 0.463 seconds behind the first classified. Tom Lüthi finished the first day with a positive balance after finding improvements that allowed him to have a better feeling with the front tire of his bike. The Swiss rider finished FP2 with the thirteenth fastest time (1’59.809) and hopes to continue working in this direction tomorrow. The two Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team riders will contest FP3 tomorrow, before the Moto2 field battle for the first pole position of the season in Q1 (17:25 pm local time) and Q2 (17:50 pm local time).

#64 Bo Bendsneyder 6th (1’59.422)

“We finished the first official day of the 2021 season with a good result. This morning was really hot so we didn’t push hard for a good lap time but at the end we finished in P4. Anyway, we had to focus on the second session to make a good lap time in night conditions. Tomorrow morning looks like the conditions are not going to be better, it’s going to be hot. We have focused a little bit on the longer run, we did 10 laps. The pace is not bad. After this we went for a time attack and we finished in P6. I’m happy with the result but I know we could do something more. Let’s see what we can do tomorrow. Big thanks to the team for this great job today.”

Results FP2:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Sam LOWES Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 1’58.959
2 Marco BEZZECCHI SKY Racing Team VR46 1’59.063
3 Joe ROBERTS Italtrans Racing Team 1’59.272
4 Xavi VIERGE Petronas Sprinta Racing 1’59.296
5 Remy GARDNER Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’59.320
6 Bo BENDSNEYDER Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team 1’59.422
7 Nicolò BULEGA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’59.443
8 Raul FERNANDEZ Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’59.481
9 Jake DIXON Petronas Sprinta Racing 1’59.546
10 Jorge NAVARRO MB Conveyors Speed Up 1’59.556
11 Marcel SCHROTTER Liqui Moly Intact GP 1’59.567
12 Tony ARBOLINO Liqui Moly Intact GP 1’59.790
13 Thomas LUTHI Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team 1’59.809
14 Aron CANET Inde Aspar Team 1’59.844
15 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI MV Agusta Forward Racing 1’59.846
16 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’59.876
17 Marcos RAMIREZ American Racing 1’59.886
18 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Italtrans Racing Team 1’59.946
19 Celestino VIETTI SKY Racing Team VR46 2’00.096
20 Simone CORSI MV Agusta Forward Racing 2’00.100
21 Albert ARENAS Inde Aspar Team 2’00.104
22 Somkiat CHANTRA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 2’00.118
23 Stefano MANZI Flexbox HP40 2’00.168
24 Cameron BEAUBIER American Racing 2’00.188
25 Ai OGURA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 2’00.198
26 Hector GARZO Flexbox HP40 2’00.334
27 Augusto FERNANDEZ Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 2’00.373
28 Yari MONTELLA MB Conveyors Speed Up 2’00.419
29 Barry BALTUS NTS RW Racing GP 2’00.689
30 Hafizh SYAHRIN NTS RW Racing GP 2’01.765


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