Good start Bendsneyder not rewarded

Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal worked themselves into a sweat on the Silverstone circuit, but that was not rewarded with points. The riders of NTS RW Racing GP finished the Moto2 race of the British Grand Prix as 21st and 25th respectively. They were far from satisfied with that result. The circumstances in England were extreme and tough. It had not been hotter than this – an air temperature of 32 degrees Celsius – the entire weekend. In fact, in the entire season it hadn’t been this hot as during…

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Bendsneyder awaits a tough job

Starting from the 21st and 28th place respectively does not make the British Grand Prix easier for Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal. The riders of NTS RW Racing GP will therefore have a tough job on Silverstone on Sunday afternoon, where the Moto2 will run after the MotoGP, at 15.30 Central European Time. At the end of the first day, Bendsneyder in particular had good hope of reaching the second qualifying round, which would in any case mean a starting place in the first eighteen. Both in FP3 and Q1,…

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Bendsneyder knows where to find improvement

The results at the end of the first day of the British GP were not very good. Yet Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal are quite optimistic. Both riders of NTS RW Racing GP know what went wrong and where the improvements can be found for the sequel on the sun-drenched Silverstone circuit. Bendsneyder started the day well in eleventh (2.06.160) in the first free practice. However, he was one of three riders in Moto2 who did not improve his time in the second session. That resulted in a final 21st…

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Bendsneyder keeps his promise and takes a point

Not crashing and staying alert were the main tasks for Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal at the start of the Moto2 race in Austria. After all: to be able to grab points, making it to the finish is a prerequisite. Both riders of NTS RW Racing GP adhered to that assignment, which earned Bo Bendsneyder a point. After Saturday’s qualification, Bendsneyder already expressed the confidence that, despite a start from 23rd, he could fight for the points. The Dutchman kept that promise in the race at the Red Bull Ring, where he…

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Bendsneyder sees opportunities for the Red Bull Ring

It was not an easy qualification in Austria for Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal. The riders of NTS RW Racing GP start the Moto2 race on Sunday from 23rd and 28th place respectively. Yet they both see opportunities for points on the challenging Red Bull Ring. The goal was to reach Q2, but it just didn’t work. Bendsneyder finished ninth in Q1, Odendaal became fourteenth. Even today the differences were very small. For example, in FP3 26 riders were in the same second. It wasn’t much different in qualifying. Bendsneyder’s…

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Bendsneyder not yet satisfied

Minimal differences and difficult circumstances due to high temperatures meant that Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal were not yet where they wanted to be on the first day of the Grand Prix of Austria. Bendsneyder was two tenths short for direct placement for Q2. Odendaal is a little further behind. The riders of NTS RW Racing GP, especially Bo Bendsneyder, started the day on the challenging Red Bull Ring quite nicely. The Dutchman was in the top 15 for a long time, but fell back slightly in the final phase…

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Bendsneyder cannot cash in on good starting position

It was a great starting position for Bo Bendsneyder: from eighth place on the grid for the Moto2 race of the Czech Grand Prix. The Dutchman unfortunately could not cash in on that good position in Brno. He finished outside the points, in 17th place. Teammate Steven Odendaal finished 22nd. The start was crucial for Bendsneyder and it was precisely that that went terribly wrong. In the first lap the Dutchman dropped back to 22nd place. He was even passed by Odendaal, who had started from 24th. Gradually Bendsneyder was…

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Bendsneyder puts it on 3rd row

NTS RW Racing GP was in the centre of attention on the second day of the Czech Grand Prix. In the morning session Steven Odendaal had all eyes on him when he spectacularly saved his NTS machine and himself from a crash. In qualifying, Bo Bendsneyder attracted attention by placing himself in second place for Q2, where he eventually finished in eighth. Team manager Jarno Janssen was very satisfied at the end of a day on which the highlights followed each other quickly. “Steven’s save was incredible. That he managed…

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Bendsneyder back to business

Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal quickly found the rhythm again at the Automotodrom in Brno, where the Grand Prix season resumed after the summer break. In the first free practice, both riders of NTS RW Racing GP did very well. In the second session things were a bit more difficult, with two crashes for Odendaal, but a promising seventeenth time for Bendsneyder. The team and the riders enjoyed three weeks off, but were also happy to get back to work. Immediately in the first practice, Bo Bendsneyder (sixteenth) and Steven…

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Excellent race not rewarded with points

The GP of Germany was perhaps the best race of the season so far for Bo Bendsneyder. Unfortunately, that was not rewarded with points. The Dutch rider of NTS RW Racing GP finished 16th at the Sachsenring. His South African teammate Steven Odendaal finished 23rd. “Bo has done a heck of a race”, team manager Jarno Janssen complimented his rider immediately after the race. “It is strange to say that it was his best race so far, while he has also had races in which he did score points. He…

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