DNF in France for Bendsneyder

The Moto2 race of the Grand Prix of France was one to quickly forget for NTS RW Racing GP. Both riders had to write a DNF (Did Not Finish) behind their name. Bo Bendsneyder entered the pits with a rear tire worn down to the wire. A lap later Steven Odendaal crashed hard and dislocated his knee. The result was of course a major disappointment for the entire team, and in particular for the riders themselves. “It’s a shame it ends this way, because we’ve seen many positive things this…

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Strong performance Bendsneyder in tricky circumstances not rewarded

The conditions in qualifying for the Moto2 race of the Grand Prix of France could not have been much more difficult. The Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans was neither dry nor soaking wet. In those extremely tricky circumstances, Bo Bendsneyder rode to seventeenth in Q2. Steven Odendaal got stuck in Q1 and starts from p21 tomorrow morning. After a very positive morning, it was a bit of a disappointment for NTS RW Racing GP. Steven Odendaal was by far the fastest on a slightly drying track in FP3. The South…

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Bendsneyder 12th after first day in France

In the final lap of the free practice at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans, Bo Bendsneyder managed to set a fast lap that helped him get a provisional place in Q2. 1.37.101 was good enough for twelfth place in the Moto2 field that is close together. NTS RW Racing GP teammate Steven Odendaal also took a few big steps forward to the 23rd time overall. The first day of the Grand Prix of France was not an easy one, because there was quite a bit of pressure on the…

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Bendsneyder just misses out on points in Jerez

Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal were close to the points in the Grand Prix of Spain, but the riders of NTS RW Racing GP just couldn’t get to it. Of course they were not happy with sixteenth and eighteenth respectively, but given the course of the race that was shortened to fifteen laps, they may be satisfied. Both riders rode a strong race, which was restarted and shortened after a major crash in the second corner. Bendsneyder was able to just avoid the crash, with five riders and their machines…

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Difficult second day in Jerez for Bendsneyder

The qualification for the Grand Prix of Spain did not bring NTS RW Racing GP what the results of the first day in Jerez did hope for. In Q1 Bo Bendsneyder did the utmost, but that was just not enough to move on to Q2. The Dutchman therefore starts the Moto2 race on Sunday from position 20. Steven Odendaal finished twelfth in Q1 and is therefore in 26th place on the grid. The results of the free practice sessions, with sixth place for Bendsneyder and the 22nd for Odendaal, brought high…

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Bendsneyder 6th after first day in Jerez

Bo Bendsneyder started the Grand Prix of Spain with an excellent sixth time. Steven Odendaal returned after a long injury at NTS RW Racing GP and did so with a decent 22nd time.Odendaal made her comeback in Jerez after the recovery of two operations at her foot. The test in Jerez in the preseason was the last time the South African was on the NTS. In that sense it was especially pleasant that she returned to familiar territory, precisely in Jerez. For Bendsneyder it is the fourth Grand Prix of…

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Bendsneyder 13th at COTA

Fighting to the last meter on the Circuit of the Americas earned Bo Bendsneyder three points. NTS RW Racing GP teammate Jesko Raffin finished in sixteenth and thus just missed points. The Swiss rode a rather lonely race, with a big gap in front of him and behind him. Raffin was faster but failed to pass Pawi in the first part of the race. When that was finally achieved halfway through the race, the group in front – containing Bendsneyder – was too far away and Raffin could only hope…

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Bendsneyder takes 16th in Qualifying

The second day of the MotoGP of the Americas was a strange day. Due to rain and thunderstorms, the morning literally was a washout, and the free practice sessions had to be cancelled. Without that usual preparation, Bo Bendsneyder and Jesko Raffin started qualifying for the Moto2. This resulted in 16th place for Bendsneyder and 21st for Raffin. The free practice sessions were cancelled eventually after a few postponements and much uncertainty. So the long wait was for nothing. For NTS RW Racing GP, a wet session would have been…

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Bendsneyder 24th after first day in Texas

The difficult and extremely bumpy track of the Circuit of the Americas did not make it easy for the NTS RW Racing GP riders. Jesko Raffin ended the first day in Texas in seventeenth and the Swiss was quite satisfied with that. Bo Bendsneyder was not with his 24th place in the combined standings after two practices. The Dutchman could not improve his time from FP1 in the afternoon session. The first day of the MotoGP of the Americas started quite nicely for both Bendsneyder and Raffin. With the fifteenth…

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Points for Bendsneyder in Argentina

NTS RW Racing GP leaves Argentina with three points in their pockets: two for Bo Bendsneyder who finished in 14th in the Moto2 race, one for Jesko Raffin who crossed the line in 15th place. The points did not come naturally. Both riders had to go all the way on the demanding circuit of Termas de Rio Hondo, where it was much more oppressive than the first two days of the Argentine GP. The race was full of incidents, sliders and bikes that simply stopped. Even before the start: polesitter…

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