Bendsneyder 11th in last race of the season

Bendsneyder completes the season at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit after fighting relentlessly for the points positions. After a good start our rider struggled to maintain the position. A touch in the second corner with another rider relegated him to the last positions, but this did not prevent Bendsneyder to lose his race pace. Finally the young Dutchman finished in eleventh position, concluding the season scoring once again. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – P11 – “We finished the last race of the season getting some points. The step forward was good. The…

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Bendsneyder will start from the seventh row on Sunday

Bendsneyder completes a tough qualifying day at the Valencian track. Since the beginning of the weekend our rider has struggled to find the feeling with the bike. After failing to qualify directly in Q2, he was forced to ride the first time trial. In the course of Q1 the Dutchman started leading the timesheets, being one of the fastest riders in the time trial. However, despite his remarkable improvement he was unable to make the cut to Q2. Bensdneyder is optimistic about the step forward he has achieved between free…

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Bendsneyder 26th after first day in Valencia

Pedro Acosta might have upstaged Red Bull KTM Ajo teammate Augusto Fernandez in FP2 at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana but the Moto2™ Championship leader should be feeling quietly confident with his performance. Fernandez’s fastest lap of the day was only 0.031 seconds slower than Acosta’s 1:34.948 around the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in the afternoon session, and he was once again significantly quicker than his only remaining rival for the title, Idemitsu Honda Team Asia’s Ai Ogura. The opening day of the 20th and final round of…

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Bendsneyder 14th in Malaysia

Bendsneyder completed a tough Sunday at the Malaysian track. The Dutchman had a great start that placed him even shortly in P8, but due to lack of grip he tumbled down the order to P16 at the end of lap 1. But he was in the second group of the race. As the laps went by, Bendsneyder was able to overcome the adversities and fight for the points positions. Finally our rider finished the race in fourteenth position. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – P14 – “It was a very difficult race.…

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P12 for Bendsneyder in Qualifying

Bendsneyder finished a positive Saturday at the Malaysian track. After a difficult day of free practice interrupted by rain, our rider was able to overcome the situation, getting a direct pass to Q2. In the second qualifying session the Dutchman imposed himself from the first minutes, lapping in the top five and being able to fight for the third row on the grid. Finally Bendsneyder will start from twelfth position, confident for the race. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – P12 – “Today we made a step forward compared to last day.…

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Bendsneyder 21st after rain interrupted FP2

Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) will head into Saturday’s action 0.828s clear of the pack after his 2:06.816 in Moto2™ FP1 remained untouched in FP2, as the afternoon session was red-flagged due to heavy rainfall at the PETRONAS Grand Prix of Malaysia. Pedro Acosta made it a Red Bull KTM Ajo 1-2 on Day 1, the Spaniard was the only rider within a second of Fernandez, with Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) completing the top three.Moto2™ FP2 hadn’t long been in full flow when the dark clouds…

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P10 for Bendsneyder at Phillip Island

Alonso Lopez has dominated the Moto2™ race at the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix despite having to serve a Long Lap penalty. The Beta Tools Speed Up rider took the lead four corners into the 25-lap encounter at Phillip Island and, despite the detour he was forced to take at Turn 4 – now Miller Corner – on Lap 4, he remained in front thereafter to claim victory by an official margin of 3.556 seconds. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) finished second and Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar…

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Bendsneyder 17th in qualifying

Bendsneyder completes a difficult qualifying day. He started Saturday’s day by getting a direct passage to Q2 in the morning timed practice, by placing in the top ten. In the course of the second qualifying session the Dutch rider gave his best, achieving his fastest lap on his third lap. Finally Bendsneyder finished in seventeenth place, in a session abruptly ended by the red flag due to the intrusion of a group of local geese on the track. #64 Bo Bendsneyder – P17 – “This morning was positive, we made…

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Bendsneyder 14th after FP2 in Australia

FP1 Moto2™ World Championship leader Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) has set the pace in a particularly dramatic FP1 session at the Animoca Brands Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. Fernandez set a 1:34.704 before rain flags began to be waved around Phillip Island and while Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team) was able to go quicker in the final minute, his lap time of 1:34.505 would not count due to the presence of a yellow flag at Doohan Corner (Turn 1). The official top ten was Fernandez, Filip Salac (Gresini…

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No points for Bendsneyder in rain-halted race

Torrential rain caused high drama at the OR Thailand Grand Prix and it was Tony Arbolino who was eventually classified the winner of a shortened Moto2™ race. The Elf Marc VDS Racing Team rider had just passed Filip Salac (Gresini Racing Moto2™) for the lead at the end of Lap 8 around the Chang International Circuit when the contest was red-flagged. After two attempts to re-start, Race Direction ultimately decided to award half points. Nevertheless, Arbolino, Salac, and Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) can count themselves as Thai GP podium finishers,…

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