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Bendsneyder fights for excellent eleventh place

With five points in their pocket, NTS RW Racing GP and Bo Bendsneyder can look back on an excellent opening of the season. Bendsneyder’s eleventh place in the Grand Prix of Qatar is the best result for both the Dutch rider and NTS in Moto2. Jesko Raffin had to settle for 23rd after a problematic first lap. With a qualification in fifth place, Bo Bendsneyder had already secured a good starting position for the race. With a full tank he lost a few places in the first round, but as…

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Best qualification for Bendsneyder and NTS RW Racing GP in Moto2

Bo Bendsneyder starts the Qatar Grand Prix tomorrow from the second row of the grid. Fifth place in the qualification was the best result so far for both Bendsneyder and NTS RW Racing GP in the Moto2. Jesko Raffin starts the race from 22nd place, starting at 18.00 h local time. Bo Bendsneyder rode a superb qualification. In his fourth lap at the Losail International Circuit, he set a time of 1.58,410; good for second place at that time. With eight minutes to go, the Dutchman, who turned 21 last…

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Strong start Bendsneyder in Qatar

Bo Bendsneyder has started the Qatar Grand Prix very well. The Dutch rider of NTS RW Racing GP closed the first day with the seventh fastest time: 1.59.089. Jesko Raffin had slightly more problems at the Losail International Circuit near Doha. The Swiss finished the day in 26th place with his time from the first practice session: 2.00.181. Bendsneyder was in good shape, especially in the second training session. He opened the session with the third time (1.59.315) and improved that time later on. That improvement was initially good for…

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Schedule Moto2 for GP Qatar adjusted

In contrast to the MotoGP race, the Moto2 will continue in the Grand Prix of Qatar next weekend. The timetable has been slightly adjusted due to the loss of the MotoGP. The reason that the MotoGP is cancelled and the Moto2 and Moto3 will race, is that Qatar has closed the borders for everyone coming from Italy and Japan. Riders and team members who want to enter Qatar from those countries are immediately quarantined due to the Corona virus. Because the Moto2 and Moto3 have tested in Qatar last weekend,…

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Bendsneyder happy with progression

NTS RW Racing GP has concluded the three-day Moto2 test in Qatar with a satisfied feeling. Both Bo Bendsneyder and Jesko Raffin made great progress. Bendsneyder closed the test with a time of 1.59.380, with which he was around seventh for quite some time. Raffin set 1.59.914 as the fastest time, before crashing at the start of the last session, which meant he couldn’t improve his time. On the first day of the test, Bendsneyder and Raffin were a bit worried, but thanks to a few major developments, that concern…

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Bendsneyder learns a lot on the second day

With the information from the first day of the Moto2 test in Qatar, Bo Bendsneyder and Jesko Raffin were able to take significant steps on the second day. Both riders of NTS RW Racing GP once again completed a solid program and learned a lot from it. They improved their times to 2.00.119 (Bendsneyder) and 2.00.482 (Raffin). Bendsneyder and Raffin each worked on their own things. For Raffin that meant working on the balance of the motorcycle and looking for a setting that works for him. Bendsneyder decided to do…

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Bendsneyder: “We stick to the plan”

It was hard to be happy with 21st (Bo Bendsneyder) and 23rd (Jesko Raffin) place, but the first day of the Moto2 test in Qatar had yielded a lot of useful information for NTS RW Racing GP. With the new chassis on a new circuit, with a totally different character, there was a lot of work to be done for Bendsneyder and Raffin. After one day it is too early to draw conclusions to the positions and times. The Moto2 field was very close on the Losail International Circuit under…

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Bendsneyder satisfied after first test

NTS RW Racing GP concludes the three-day test in Jerez de la Frontera feeling satisfied. Bo Bendsneyder completed an intensive program and finished the test with a best time of 1.41.164. Jesko Raffin was able to do less test work as a result of his two crashes on the second day, but despite the pain he managed to improve his time to 1.42.137. NTS RW Racing GP team manager Jarno Janssen was certainly satisfied with the performance of Bo Bendsneyder. “The test is all about riding as much as possible…

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Bendsneyder makes progress

On the second day of the official IRTA test in Jerez de la Frontera, Bo Bendsneyder and Jesko Raffin made good progress. Also today the riders of NTS RW Racing GP tried out many new things in the run-up to the first Grand Prix of the season. The first day was mainly about building rhythm, making miles and getting acquainted with the new machine, on the second day serious efforts were made to try out new parts and settings and to see what happens with adjustments. The main work was…

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Bendsneyder back on track

The 2020 season officially started today for NTS RW Racing GP, with the first of three days of testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit. Almost three months after the final test in Valencia, Bo Bendsneyder and Jesko Raffin were able to try the completely new and improved machine for the first time. In November, Bendsneyder and Raffin tested a lot of new parts. Based on that test and the data from the previous season, NTS in Japan worked hard to create a new chassis. “A lot has happened…

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