Bendsneyder 19th in Japan after jumpstart

At the start it’s Migno who takes the lead into the first corner. Binder is second, Bastianini third. In turn two Navarro crashes, taking John McPhee and Rodrigo with him into the gravel.  Bendsneyder has made a reasonable start and is 21st after lap 1. Binder takes over the lead when Migno runs wide at the penultimate corner of lap one. During lap two racecontrol already announces Bendsneyder has made a jumpstart; he will have to come in for a drivethrough penalty. In lap two Bo is 20th. In lap 4 there’s a crash for Stefano Valtulini. One lap later Darryn Binder and Navarro have a crash. Both riders are able to continue their race. Bo is coming in to undergo his penalty and resumes in 25th spot. When Martin runs outside the track Bo is in 24th. Martin retires the same lap. At the front a six rider group has formed: Binder leads, Bastianini, Migno, Bagnaia, Ono and Bulega are swapping places several times. In lap 14 Bo has climbed to 22nd spot. Binder is openig up a gap at the front; his lead is 0.7 seconds to second man Bastianini. When Guanfran Guevarra crashes out, Bo is in 21st. Two laps later Bo takes 20th from Pawi. With three laps to go, Bastianini is gaining on Binder and reduces the lead to less then a half second. In the penultimate lap Migno crashes out when he runs into the backwheel of Ono, fighting for third place. In the last lap Bastianini has caught Binder and with three corners to go he takes the lead. Binder tries to fight back, but Bastianini takes the win. Binder is second. Ono takes third, his first podium in Moto 3, in front of his homecrowd.  Bo Bendsneyder finishes 19th. Without the jumpstart, a points finish would have been very possible; during the complete race his laptimes were as fast as the riders from place 6 to 12.

Bendsneyder, Japan Moto3 2016





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