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Bendsneyder does the double in Jerez

Bendsneyder does the double in Jerez

The 16-year-old Dutchman Bo Bendsneyder takes the double win at Jerez in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup.

Double winner for the weekend in Jerez, Bo Bendsneyder, made Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup Race 2 very different from Race 1 by charging away from the pack. Three seconds behind him at the flag was Fabio Di Giannantonio, the 16-year-old Italian who had to fight all the way to come out ahead of the seven rider scrap for second.

Australian 17-year-old Olly Simpson took third for the second time in the weekend and admitted that he was a touch lucky to be on the podium again. He benefitted when Japanese 15-year-old Kaito Toba collected his 14-year-old fellow countryman Ayumu Sasaki at the last corner.

After having to work hard on his KTM RC250R for all of the 16 laps in Race 1, Bendsneyder changed tactics for the encore. “I thought about yesterday's race and I was looking back at the other guys too much. It isn't me to do that and I was determined to keep my focus ahead this time. It also wasn't as hot today and with a little more grip I could push the lap times and I concentrated on that."

Disappointed with fifth yesterday, Di Giannantonio was determined to get on the podium this time. “It was such a great race, we were passing everywhere, one corner I was second the next I was fifth, it changed all the time. I knew I had to find something extra for the last lap and I gave it everything, full gas and just far enough ahead not to be passed, fantastic!”

Races 3 and 4 in the 13 race season are at Assen in the Netherlands on June 26th and 27th.

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