Bendsneyder says goodbye to Doha in twelfth place

Bo Bendsneyder had started the second Grand Prix of the season from the fifth row of the grid. The Dutch rider, who suffered a lot from the wind yesterday, has managed to gain some positions and finally has crossed the checkered flag in twelfth position, which has allowed him to continue scoring points in the general classification.

#64 Bo Bendsneyder – P12 ,+20.696

“We have finished the race in P12. We can be satisfied with this result because it has been a difficult weekend. The first lap was good, I was aggressive and I have gained three or four places. Then the problems have started. During the first laps they were overtaking me all the time in the straight. It was difficult to stay with them. I have tried to fight a lot to overtake them back but it was not possible. I gave the maximum. I have tried to brake as late as possible to attack back the position but was so difficult to manage it on the straights. The team did a great job, they gave me a better bike for the race. I could break a little bit later and be faster. In the last part of the race when I had room and I could make my own lines it was not so bad. P12 for today is quite ok. We are P9 in the championship so we have finished these two weeks in Qatar in a positive way. I’m looking forward for Portimao.”

Race results:

Pos Rider Team Time / Gap
1 Sam LOWES Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 39’52.702
2 Remy GARDNER Red Bull KTM Ajo +0.190
3 Raul FERNANDEZ Red Bull KTM Ajo 3.371
4 Marco BEZZECCHI SKY Racing Team VR46 6.789
5 Ai OGURA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 16.640
6 Augusto FERNANDEZ Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 16.887
7 Celestino VIETTI SKY Racing Team VR46 17.254
8 Stefano MANZI Flexbox HP40 17.283
9 Xavi VIERGE Petronas Sprinta Racing 17.515
10 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 18.167
11 Tony ARBOLINO Liqui Moly Intact GP 18.180
12 Bo BENDSNEYDER Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team 20.696
13 Jorge NAVARRO MB Conveyors Speed Up 22.016
14 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Italtrans Racing Team 22.043
15 Albert ARENAS Solunion Aspar Team 26.266
16 Hector GARZO Flexbox HP40 28.539
17 Nicolò BULEGA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 29.310
18 Yari MONTELLA MB Conveyors Speed Up 33.150
19 Somkiat CHANTRA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 39.838
20 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI MV Agusta Forward Racing 44.961
21 Hafizh SYAHRIN NTS RW Racing GP 56.123
Not classified
Aron CANET Solunion Aspar Team 6 Laps
Jake DIXON Petronas Sprinta Racing 8 Laps
Marcel SCHROTTER Liqui Moly Intact GP 8 Laps
Thomas LUTHI Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team 8 Laps
Cameron BEAUBIER American Racing 12 Laps
Tommaso MARCON MV Agusta Forward Racing 12 Laps
Joe ROBERTS Italtrans Racing Team 14 Laps


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