Hard fought race for Bendsneyder

Bo Bendsneyder

Position: 16th – Championship: 23rd – Points: -

Gardner - 2018In the beginning the race was quite difficult, because it was very hectic. My start wasn’t the best, so I lost some positions, but after that I was improving lap by lap and overtaking one rider after another. We knew that the track was quite hot and everybody had to push to the limit in the windy conditions, so there were some crashes. It was difficult to stay on the bike, but finally we finished the race. I’m just sad, that we didn’t get that first point. Anyway, I think we are on a good way, especially after the first three tricky weekends.”


Team Manager

Obviously, it’s disappointing to finish 16th, because you always want to have points, particularly for the first time with Bo in this 2018 Moto2 World Championship. But especially during the second part of the race he showed some real speed, fighting spirit and he came back to P16. I think one or two more laps could have meant 15th, but it is what it is. His lap times towards the end were very impressive, he was as fast as the guys in the top 10, so this is showing, that Bo can be with the other rookies, which is where we want to be. I hope this will give Bo’s moral a real boost and help him to understand what his real value is. On the other side of the garage, it was a tough mission for Hector. Of course, it’s difficult coming from the CEV, but he’s done his best. I really hope, he enjoyed and that this experience helps him to be quicker in his championship, but clearly, I want to thank him for his dedication and for his never-give-up attitude.”


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