Better feeling for Bendsneyder

The first practice session on the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit was a bit difficult for Bo Bendsneyder and Steven Odendaal. In the second session, the riders of NTS RW Racing GP already fared much better and they caught the rising line. Bendsneyder improved from 20th to 14th, Odendaal from 24th to 20th. The 14th time of the Dutchman in FP2 unfortunately did not mean that he qualified for Q2 tomorrow (for the time being). The combined results of the practice sessions apply to this and Bendsneyder is currently 17th in that list. However, there is a good chance that he will still be able to get to the first 14 in FP3 on Saturday morning, looking at the steps he made on the first day. For Odendaal this seems to be more difficult, from 22nd in the combined standings, but the South African is positive after the strong improvement he made between the first two sessions.

Bo Bendsneyder (17 – 1.45.349): “In the first session we had some problems. I didn’t feel super on the bike. I was fast pretty quickly, but could not improve my lap times and therefore I remained too far from the top. We were able to take a good step in the second practice. I immediately went out with a new tire to attack. It is a good time, with some errors in different sectors, so it was not my ideal time. That indicates that it can be done faster – which is positive – and that must be the case. We know what to do, especially at the front of the bike, to be faster tomorrow.”

Results FP2:

Pos Rider Team Fastest lap
1 Augusto FERNANDEZ FLEXBOX HP 40 1’44.782
2 Thomas LUTHI Dynavolt Intact GP 1’44.870
3 Alex MARQUEZ EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’44.910
4 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FLEXBOX HP 40 1’44.955
5 Enea BASTIANINI Italtrans Racing Team 1’44.994
6 Luca MARINI SKY Racing Team VR46 1’45.021
7 Jorge NAVARRO HDR Heidrun Speed Up 1’45.099
8 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO HDR Heidrun Speed Up 1’45.151
9 Andrea LOCATELLI Italtrans Racing Team 1’45.227
10 Simone CORSI Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 1’45.228
11 Brad BINDER Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’45.245
12 Xavi VIERGE EG 0,0 Marc VDS 1’45.301
13 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team 1’45.329
14 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS RW Racing GP 1’45.349
15 Sam LOWES Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1’45.419
16 Nicolo BULEGA SKY Racing Team VR46 1’45.451
17 Marcel SCHROTTER Dynavolt Intact GP 1’45.462
18 Remy GARDNER ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team 1’45.579
19 Jonas FOLGER Petronas Sprinta Racing 1’45.588
20 Steven ODENDAAL NTS RW Racing GP 1’45.804
21 Iker LECUONA American Racing KTM 1’45.900
22 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta Idealavoro Forward 1’45.954
23 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta Idealavoro Forward 1’46.176
24 Jorge MARTIN Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’46.310
25 Somkiat CHANTRA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 1’46.712
26 Lukas TULOVIC Kiefer Racing 1’46.725
27 Marco BEZZECCHI Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1’46.815
28 Jake DIXON Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team 1’46.839
29 Joe ROBERTS American Racing KTM 1’46.942
30 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia 1’47.029
31 Philipp OETTL Red Bull KTM Tech 3 1’47.340
32 Xavi CARDELUS Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team 1’47.632


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