Bendsneyder crashes in San Marino, Pedrosa wins in MotoGP
Motorcycle racer Bo Bendsneyder is Sunday early in the Grand Prix of San Marino onderuitgegaan in a turn. This was his race on the circuit of Misano immediately after. In the MotoGP, the race was won by Dani Pedrosa.
At Silverstone was the only Dutchman in the world CHAMPIONSHIP road race last week, fully participated to the profit. The KTM rider went into the final lap even as the leader of the race, but was passed by two drivers.
With his third place was Bendsneyder nevertheless very satisfied.
In San Marino went a lot more difficult. The Dutchman came into the qualifications are not further than the 21st time and crashed Sunday already in the opening phase of the race.
“I hit the front lost. Pity, on to the next race in Aragón”, was the comment of Bendsneyder afterwards.
The profit went to his South African teammate Brad Binder. The leader in the world CHAMPIONSHIP passed during the last round of Enea Bastianini and knew the Italian then behind him.
Binder (21) has the world title, therefore, already almost within, with five Grands Prix to go.
The first enemy of Binder, Jorge Navarro, went just as Bendsneyder crashed at Misano. The Spaniard saw his deficit in the CHAMPIONSHIP, therefore, amount to less than 111 points.
Navarro had his second place in the standings to give it to Bastianini, who have 106 points behind Binder. The South African later this month in Aragón the world title already secure.
The Spaniard Pedrosa won the race in the MotoGP and was on top of that, the last eight races, eight different drivers have won.
Pedrosa troefde on the circuit of Misano crowd pleaser Valentino Rossi. The 37-year-old Italian drove a long time in the lead, but saw seven laps from the end Pedrosa passing by.
The third place went to reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo. Marc Márquez, the leader in the world championship, finished fourth. He retained the lead in the standings, but saw Rossi something come closer.
The 31-year-old Pedrosa recorded his first victory of this season. It was the 52nd Grand Prix victory in his career. The driver of the Honda started eighth and moved gradually on in the race. After Rossi had passed, he drove onbedreigd to the victory.
Lorenzo started the race in the king’s class of pole position. The Spanish rider of the Yamaha was good, but team-mate valentino Rossi steered his Yamaha neatly in the rear wheel.
Soon it was Rossi, under loud cheers of tens of thousands of fans, Lorenzo pass. The negenvoudig world champion seemed on his way to his 115th GP-profits, but he had not reckoned on Pedrosa, who was unexpectedly fast.
Márquez did not come from the paint on the circuit of Misano and had to settle for the fourth spot, but he maintained a fairly comfortable lead in the CHAMPIONSHIP mode.
The Honda rider is after thirteen of the eighteen races on 223 points, Rossi has 180. Lorenzo is third with 162 points.