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Bo just outside the points after first corner hickup

Bo Bendsneyder just missed out of points by 0.051 while her interim team mate Jesko Raffin took home 2 points from the opening race of the season. Already in the first turn of the VisitQatar Grand Prix Bendsneyder had to pull out all the stops to avoid three crashing bikes just in front of her. Starting from eighteenth Bendsneyder almost got caught up by the crashing bikes of Iker Lecuona, Nicolo Bulega and Jorge Navarro just in front of her. The manoeuvre in the openings stages of the Moto2 race…

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Cooler conditions hold back Bendsneyder in Qualifying

After the excellent start on the first day of the VisitQatar Grand Prix NTS RW Racing GP had hoped for more than eighteenth on the grid for Bo Bendsneyder and twentieth for Jesko Raffin. Both riders suffered from grip problems in the much cooler conditions on the Losail International Circuit during qualifying. The conditions on the second day of the Qatar GP had changed dramatically compared to the first day, with much more wind, coming from a different direction, and considerably lower track temperatures. With FP3 in the hotter afternoon…

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Excellent start Bendsneyder in GP Qatar

The signs were already good at the three-day test last week at the Losail International Circuit. On the first day of the Grand Prix of Qatar, Bo Bendsneyder and Jesko Raffin made the promise. In the first free practice, the Dutch rider of NTS RW Racing GP even managed to set the third fastest time. In the end, he finished the day in twelfth: well within the margins for the second qualifying round. His Swiss teammate Jesko Raffin ended the day in twentieth. The result of the first free practice,…

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Bendsneyder concludes Qatar test in 15th

NTS RW Racing GP has finished the preparations for the 2019 season with confidence and a good feeling. Bo Bendsneyder ended the last test session at the Losail International Circuit in ninth. Her temporary teammate Jesko Raffin concluded the day in seventeenth. Next Friday the season starts with the free practice sessions for the Grand Prix of Qatar, on the same circuit. Bendsneyder started well right away. In the first session she already set a time of 1.59.544. The problems that existed yesterday with the front of the NTS, could…

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Bendsneyder constant, not happy yet

Bo Bendsneyder improved his times on the second day of the Moto2 test in Qatar, but was not satisfied. The Dutch rider of NTS RW Racing GP closed the day as sixteenth overall with a time of 1.59.880, which he set in the second of the three sessions. His temporary teammate Jesko Raffin, on his first day with the NTS, made it to 2.00.976, which was good for 26th overall. Bendsneyder did not have an easy day. Especially the front of the NTS gave problems and despite various changes to…

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Bendsneyder confirms good form on first day of Qatar Test

On the first day of the Moto2 test in Qatar, Bo Bendsneyder picked up the tread where she left it in Jerez last week. The Dutchman confirmed her good form with a best time of 2.00.684, good for thirteenth in the ranking of the three combined sessions. Bendsneyder was the only NTS RW Racing GP rider on the track of the Losail International Circuit. Team mate Steven Odendaal has to miss the test in Qatar because of the injury to her foot, on which she will have surgery on Monday.…

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NTS RW Racing GP concludes a positive Jerez test

After three days of hard work NTS RW Racing GP concluded the Moto2 test in Jerez de la Frontera with a good feeling. Bo Bendsneyder finished his last session in eighth and found his name in fifteenth place in the overall rankings after three days. Steven Odendaal ended in 25th overall. “A very positive test, in every aspect”, said RW Racing GP team manager Jarno Janssen. In the last session of the three-day test, Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal were no longer in action. “We had used all of the…

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NTS RW Racing GP duo takes big steps on second day

Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal made a step forward on the second day of the IRTA test in Jerez. This resulted in the Dutchman finishing the final session in tenth. Him 1.41.958 was good for fifteenth overall. His South African team-mate ended in seventeenth with 1.42.475, and nineteenth overall. Only a few riders did not improve their time in the third and final session of the day. Among them Alex Marquez, who set the fastest time of the day in the first session for the Moto2 class. Bo Bendsneyder was…

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Bendsneyder finishes first day in Jerez in top 15

Bo Bendsneyder finished the first day of the official IRTA test in Jerez with a neat fifteenth place. The 1.42.191 of the Dutchman was good for seventeenth in the overall rankings of the first day. His South African team-mate Steven Odendaal was 25th overall with 1.42.894. RW Racing GP continued in Jerez de la Frontera where it had stopped in a private test in Valencia two weeks ago. The Moto2 riders came on track three times this Wednesday. In the first session no times were clocked by Bendsneyder and Odendaal…

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High expectations at NTS RW Racing GP

Of course, at the beginning of a new motorcycle season everyone is hopeful. But it has been a long time ago that the expectations at NTS RW Racing GP were as high as on the eve of the 2019 season, as became clear during the team presentation at the Motor Show in Utrecht. With a new NTS-frame, which is tailor made around the new Triumph engine, a new Dutch rider – Bo Bendsneyder – and an experienced test rider and rider coach – Alex de Angelis – on board, RW…

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