Bo Bendsneyder

First name: Bo
Last name: Bendsneyder
Team: Red Bull KTM Ajo
Startnumber: 64
Nation: Netherlands
Birthday: 04/03/1999
Height/Weight: 180 cm/64 kg
Bike: KTM RC250 GP
Class: Moto3

Bo Bendsneyder first made contact with a motorcycle at the age of six, even though there was no sporting tradition in his family. Like many of the current crop of riders, he began competing in minimoto -in his native Holland. In 2009 he alternated this competition with the Dutch Championship on an NSF100, finishing runner-up. He obtained The same position the following year in the European and World series, placing 2nd and 10th, respectively.

It was in 2011 when he finally won the Dutch NSF100 Championship, taking 10 victories. That same year he also won the Moriwaki GP3 Junior Cup, a feat he repeated in 2012. In 2013 he came eighth in the IDM Moto3 series, took three important victories: In the British Superbike Moto3 race at Assen, the Para European Juniorcup WSBK race at Assen and the race at the Nürburgring.

In his first season in the Red Bull Rookies Cup (2014) was victorious in the race at Assen, and finished ninth in the standings at the end of season. That same year he also competed in the FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 Junior World Championship, achieving a podium at Le Mans and scoring points in each race. However, his big moment came in 2015, when he was crowned Rookies Cup champion with no fewer than eight victories. It was at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli where Bendsneyder sealed the title.

Bendsneyder debuted as a rookie in the Moto3 World Championship in 2016 with the 2012 World Champions in the class: Red Bull KTM Ajo. It was a great year of learning for him, and the Dutchman was one of the most consistent competitors in the class, completing 17 of the 18 rounds and taking points in 11 of them. His best placings were two podiums, with third positions in Great Britain and Malaysia (a new track for him). Bendsneyder ended thehis first year with the team World Champions Red Bull KTM Ajo in 14th place.

In 2017 he will continue with the team, partnered by new teammate Niccolo Antonelli.

  • First Grand Prix: 2016 Qatar GP (Moto3)
  • First Grand Prix podium: 2016 British GP - 3rd position (Moto3)
  • Wins: -
  • Podiums: 2
  • 2nd position: -
  • 3rd position: 2
  • Pole positions: -
  • Fastest laps: -

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