Bendsneyder: bad start, long lap penalty; P14

Bendsneyder has scored two points after finishing fourteenth. After a very bad start ( from P8 to P17 at the end of lap 1) Bendsneyder was fighting to gain positions when he had to go wide at one of the chicanes of the French track and received a long lap penalty. Bo complied his penalty and this conditioned the rest of his race. Bo has managed to get into the points (P14) and he places himself 10th in the Moto2 World Championship standings. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – P14 – +26,952…

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Bendsneyder through Q1 to P9 in qualifying

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Pedro Acosta has first pole position in the Moto2™ class after breaking his own, hours-old All Time Lap Record at the SHARK Grand Prix de France. Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team) qualified second-fastest for Round 7 of the season at Le Mans, and will be in a KTM Ajo sandwich on the front row given Augusto Fernandez was third-quickest in Q2. World Championship leader Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team), on the other hand, could not escape Q1. Sam Lowes (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team)…

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Bendsneyder 18th after day 1 in France

Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) is officially the pace-setter following the first two Moto2™ practice sessions at the SHARK Grand Prix de France. The Thai rider broke the All Time Lap Record in FP1 and while Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) went even faster in FP2, that lap does not count due to the presence of a yellow flag. Chantra had knocked off Francesco Bagnaia’s four-year-old Moto2™ benchmark at Le Mans when he clocked a 1:36.108 in FP1, but it looked like his bragging rights would last only…

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Solid 7th for Bendsneyder in Jerez

Bo has been fighting again in top 10 during today’s Moto2 race that has taken place at Circuito de Jerez Angel Nieto in front of the Spanish crowd. The Dutch rider has finished seventh gaining nine points which place him eleventh in the Moto2 World Championship general standings. The Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team has two days of testing organised at Circuito de Catalunya in Barcelona. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – P7 – + 13,918 “It has been a really positive weekend, we finished P7 so another top10, which is really positive…

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Bendsneyder 8th in qualifying

After finishing fourth in Q1, Bo Bendsneyder has gone into Q2 where he has achieved a best lap time of 1’41.815 which has placed them in the third row of the Moto2 starting grid. Bo Bendsneyder #64 – P8 – 1.41,815“This morning in FP3 we were really competitive with used tires and we quickly improved the lap times. Then, we have put in new tyres, but couldn’t complete a good lap time so we ended up p20, which was a bit disappointing but we knew we had the speed. After…

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Bendsneyder 13th after FP2 in Jerez

Autosolar GasGas Aspar Team’s Jake Dixon completed a clean sweep of fastest in FP1 and FP2 on a dream opening day at the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain. The Brit found a further three tenths from FP1 to hold onto top spot, eventually ending a quarter of a second clear of Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Augusto Fernandez and Idemitsu Honda Team Asia’s Ai Ogura. Dixon wasn’t the only man to bounce back from some Portimao disappointment with the top seven riders all having hit the deck at the Portuguese…

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Another top ten for Bendsneyder in Portimao

American Racing’s Cameron Beaubier made a lightning start from second on the grid to take the holeshot ahead of the poleman Aron Canet (FlexBox HP40). The former MotoAmerica Superbike king found a strong early pace as the rain flags began to wave. The light rain didn’t deter Canet though, and he had just a little bit more pace than Beaubier. After a couple of laps of watching the American, he made his move at the opening corner. Further back, Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) was making progress through the…

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Bendsneyder to start from row eight

Bo Bendsneyder will start from the eighth row of the Moto2 grid after achieving the twenty second best lap time. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – P22 1.46,712It has been a difficult day, especially with the weather conditions. Most of the time, it has been wet but then our Q1 was in dry conditions. The best thing we could do was to put the setting of the Portimao test but I have been changing my riding style and it shows it is working as my riding style is not the same as…

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Bendsneyder 25th after very wet first day in Portimao

After a downpour during FP1 meaning only 11 riders set a laptime, the intermediate class were relieved to get some slightly more favourable conditions for FP2. It took until four minutes of the session remained before Schrötter jumped to the top, displacing Dixon in the process. Beaubier quickly put his Austin disappointment behind him by taking the final spot inside the top three. A fraction behind his compatriot was Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team), who didn’t let an earlier off in FP1 affect him too much. Elf Marc VDS Team’s…

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Strong 7th for Bendsneyder in Texan GP

Polemen Beaubier got off the line well but was denied the holeshot by a Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team), who started P2, divebomb. The likes of Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) and Arbolino then bullied the hometown hero back to P4 as the podium battle began to take shape. Coming into this race as Championship leader, Vietti opened up a half-second lead on the opening lap as the chasing pack jostled for position behind him. At the mid-way point of Lap 1, a huge Turn 12 incident saw five riders…

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