Bendsneyder for the first time ever on the podium in Moto3
Motorcycle racer Bo Bendsneyder Sunday for the first time the stage reached in the Moto3. The 17-year-old Dutchman finished on the Silverstone circuit as the third in the Grand prix of Great Britain.
The best performance of Bendsneyder in finished his debut season was the seventh place, a ranking that he was in the previous two Grands Prix of his career.
The Dutchman went into the final lap at Silverstone, even in as the leader of the race, but was in the last few miles still passed by two riders, including team mate Brad Binder. The South African picked up the profit and reinforced thereby the lead in the world CHAMPIONSHIP standings with 204 points, 86 more than his first attacker Jorge Navarro.
Bendsneyder also saw the Italian rider Francesco Bagnaia in the last round, but was with his first podium in the world cup, nevertheless, very satisfied.
“Great,” exclaimed with joy the Dutchman just before the ceremony. “I’ve given everything, at the end I could even Brad pass. But I had him for. He rides for the world title and so I tried in the last round for everyone to blocks and second to be. Bagnaia was over, but the third place is also super.”
Bendsneyder had in the qualification already demonstrated that he is the best. The KTM rider from the team of Aki Ajo took third place, behind the Italians Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini. Bendsneyder had, however, from the eighth spot to start, because he during the free training slowly and had driven. For punishment he was, therefore, five spaces to the rear.
The race turned into a thriller, with an ever-growing group of drivers who long fights at the top of every meter fought. Bendsneyder drove for some time around the eighth round, but came in the final leg sharply up. “With the old tires I was getting stronger and faster. I could even take outside to catch up with and places to win. It was super to get head to drive.”
Bendsneyder climbed 52 points to the thirteenth place in the CHAMPIONSHIP-mode.
Maverick Viñales wrote for the first time in his career a Grand Prix in the MotoGP class on his name. The 21-year-old Spaniard was with Suzuki, the fastest on the British circuit for the Honda rider Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi on his Yamaha. on his Yamaha. The Spaniard Marc Márquez, who, as finished fourth, remains the leader in the CHAMPIONSHIP with fifty points ahead of Rossi.
Viñales runs since 2015 in the king’s class of motor racing and picked out this season once the stage. The talented Spaniard was booked in the Moto2 and Moto3 class in a total of sixteen victories. In 2013 he became world champion in the Moto3.
The race in the MotoGP was just after the start shut down after a serious crash of the Frenchman Loris Baz, and the Spaniard Pol Espargaro. Both riders were without serious injuries, but Baz was transferred to the hospital.
At the restart overtook Viñales immediately in the first round, Crutchlow and Rossi. His lead was never in danger. Behind him there was an exciting battle for the remaining podiumplekken. The Italian Ducati rider Andrea Iannone slipped back with six laps to go down and even Márquez had to Crutchlow and Rossi to let go.
The race in the Moto2 class was won by Thomas Lüthi for the Italian Franco Morbidelli and the Japanese Takaaki Nakagami.