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Bendsneyder to join Tech 3 in Moto2™

Dutchman moves up to the intermediate class next season

Bo Bendsneyder will be moving up to the intermediate class in 2018, joining Tech 3 Racing in the Moto2™ class. A rookie last year in Moto3™ and already a podium finisher, the former Red Bull Rookies MotoGP Cup winner is ready for the next step after two years of racing in the lightweight category.

Bo Bendsneyder: “I am really happy about this opportunity with the Tech3 Racing Team. It’s a dream come true to go to Moto2 after two years in Moto3. I have gained a lot of knowledge in the lightweight class but now I think it’s the time to move up and learn again. For sure it will be challenging because it will be my first season on a Moto2 bike and there will be a lot more horsepower. However, I am looking forward to working with the people in this team and I am really excited for next year."

Hervé Poncharal, Team Manager: “Speaking on behalf of the Tech3 Racing Moto2 team, I am very proud to announce the signing of the young Dutch rider, Bo Bendsneyder, who we have been following for a few seasons already. I am more than delighted because, for me, Bo is a great talent that has an incredible future ahead of him. We decided to sign him for two reasons. Firstly, because of his riding capability and we are sure that he is going to surprise a few people, or maybe a lot, next year! Plus, secondly due to his human approach and how he behaves. I have always tried to treat my team and crew like my family and I admire Bo’s approach. He is really well educated, speaks great English, is down to earth and humble. All of this is important for me and I’m sure we are going to do some great things together so I have to say welcome to Bo. We can’t wait to see how he does in the first test on our bike when the season finishes. Thanks to him for his trust and I also want to wish Bo luck for this afternoon."