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…

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Fifth row for Bendsneyder in Doha

The strong wind marked today the qualifying session for the second Grand Prix of the season in Qatar. Bo Bendsneyder finished fifteenth. After failing to get a good time that would allow him to go directly to Q2, Bo Bendsneyder has gone out of his way in Q1 achieving a qualification in the top four. The Dutch rider finished Q2 in fifteenth position with a best time of 2’00.077 and will start from the fifth row of the grid at the Doha Grand Prix. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – P15  2’00.077 “Today…

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Tough first day for Bendsneyder in Doha

Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) continues to take the Moto2™ class by storm as the rookie ended Friday at the Tissot Grand Prix of Doha over half a second clear of his rivals. A simply sensational 1:58.541 leaves the Spaniard 0.517s clear of second place Fabio Di Giannantonio (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2), with Fernandez’s teammate Remy Gardner (Red Bull KTM Ajo) completing the top three. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for the times to immediately be quicker than we saw in a very warm FP1 and leading the way in…

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Solid 9th for Bendsneyder in seasonopener

A lightning start from Row 2 saw Bezzecchi grab the holeshot with both Lowes and Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) slow from P1 and P2. Third place Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) got a good launch from the outside of the front row and slotted into P2, with Lowes getting past a wide Fernandez at Turn 1 to recover to P3. Lowes then made light work of Bendsneyder at Turn 6, with Jake Dixon (Petronas Sprinta Racing) rising to P5 from P10 on the grid on the opening…

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Front row for Bendsneyder in Qatar

Bo Bendsneyder, who went straight to the Q2, has managed to complete a great fast lap of 1’58.959 which has given him the third position of the qualifying session. The Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team rider is only 0.233 off the pole position, achieved by Sam Lowes, and he will start from the front row for the first time in his career. The Moto2 race of the Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar will take place tomorrow, Sunday 28th of March at 18:20h (local time), 17:20 CET. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – 3rd – 1’58.959 “I’m super happy for…

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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…

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Breaking news: Bendsneyder to stay in Moto2 for 2021 with the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team

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…

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Official conformation: Bendsneyder joins WorldSSP for 2021 campaign

The grid for the 2021 FIM Supersport World Championship continues to take shape during the off-season, with a star-rookie coming over from the Moto2™ World Championship. 21-year-old Dutchman Bo Bendsneyder will join the Dutch EAB Racing Team for next season on Yamaha R6 machinery, with the past Moto3™ podium finisher eager to rekindle strong results after three difficult seasons in the Moto2™ class. With 82 starts across the Moto3™ and Moto2™ classes, Bendsneyder has experience coming to WorldSSP. He started competing in the Moriwaki Junior Cup in 2011 and 2012,…

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Bendsneyder concludes season with strong race

Bo Bendsneyder has concluded the 2020 season with a strong race and three well-earned points. Although he had hoped for more in the GP of Portugal beforehand, Bendsneyder could be satisfied with thirteenth. Dominique Aegerter finished the Moto2 race in twentieth place. Bo Bendsneyder’s start from sixteenth place did not go smoothly, partly due to a crash by Di Giannantonio and Bulega. From 22nd place, the Dutch rider of NTS RW Racing GP worked his way forward. At the end of lap 2 he was already in eighteenth. In lap…

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Bendsneyder: not happy with position, ready to fight in the race

Thanks to a second fastest time in Q1, Bo Bendsneyder qualified in sixteenth for the GP of Portugal. It was the fourth time in a row that the Dutch rider of NTS RW Racing GP managed to reach Q2. Teammate Dominique Aegerter stranded in eighth in Q1, which means that he starts the race in Portimao at 13:20 CET from place 22. Aegerter was unlucky in FP3 by missing valuable track time due to an issue with electronics. As a result, the Swiss did not have the opportunity to make…

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