Fantastic 5th for Bendsneyder at the #FrenchGP, Lüthi suffers a crash
Bo Bendsneyder achieved his best result of the season after crossing the finish line of the French track in fifth position. Tom Lüthi suffers a crash eleven laps to go at the fifth Moto2 race of the year.
Bo Bendsneyder, who started from the sixth position on the grid, made a good start that has allowed him to maintain the leading positions from the start of the race. The Dutch rider managed to cross the checkered flag in fifth position, his best result this season, after fighting for podium positions in a dry race. With this result, Bo has also achieved the best result of a Dutchman in Moto2.
Tom Lüthi started the French Grand Prix from the twenty-second place on the grid due to the sanction imposed on another rider. The Swiss rider has done a race from less to more, climbing positions lap by lap, until he suffered a crash at Turn 8 with eleven laps to go when he was 14th.
The next Moto2 race will be held on May 30th at the Mugello Circuit on the occasion of the Italian Grand Prix.
“It was an amazing race. This is my best result in Moto2. I’m really happy with this result. I want to say thanks to the whole team because they did a good job. They have worked hard all the weekend. It was a tough weekend because of the weather. They had a lot of work to change the bike because of the conditions. It’s been a good race. I felt quite good from the beginning. We started with the soft rear tyre so we knew that the last laps could be difficult. It was already difficult in the last 10 laps. The positive point is that we took advantage in the beginning so I could manage to be in P3 for a long time. Then I had to drop a little bit the pace to save my rear tyre. I’m super happy with this P5. This is the result of the hard work we did during pre-season. Next week we have two days of testing in Barcelona. I’m looking forward to work on details and prepare the next GP in Mugello.”
“Unfortunately, we had a bad end of a difficult weekend with this crash in the race. We have to see the positive, the warm up was really good. I had a good feeling and a good rhythm. The position was not too bad so this was giving us a lot of motivation. We knew that the weather is always challenging here in Le Mans. We were not sure if it would be dry or wet. The motivation was high in any conditions. The race was dry. I’ve tried to do a good start and try to make up many positions as possible from the beginning. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough speed and I could not fight enough to make up some positions. I could make positions up to some crashes in front. The speed came better later in the race. I could catch up to the group in front of me. Finally, I was in the points and I could see the guys fighting for P7. The target was to reach to this group. Unfortunately, I lost the front in turn 8 and I had to stop the race after this crash. It’s a shame. I feel bad for the team. Let’s keep on working. We have two important days of testing in Barcelona. I’m really motivated to be there and work. Hopefully we can make some steps to improve the feeling with the bike and go faster.”