Published in Winter test 17-18
Moto2 rookie Bo Bendsneyder continued to impress and make leaps forward in his second track appearance aboard the Mistral 610. The promising Dutch rider proceeded to gel more with the bike and team in preparation for his debut season in 2018, before powering to a time that left him four tenths back from the top ten.
Meanwhile, Remy Gardner concluded the two-day test with a confident display to gain some encouraging results in the final track appearance of 2017. The Australian worked relentlessly with his team and now optimistically awaits the forthcoming season.
Position: 16th - Time: 1'36.002 - Laps: 73
“We had two nice, productive days of testing here in Valencia. I gained a lot of knowledge about the bike, and it felt like I learnt more on every lap. I’m a bit disappointed that winter is coming because I am keen to get back on my Mistral, but I am happy to finish this test in a positive way. Thanks to the Tech3 Racing Team for their great work and I am looking forward to next year!“
Position: 19th - Time: 1'36.152 - Laps: 64
“Although the result may not look as good as what we wanted, I think we certainly improved our setting. It was getting a bit challenging, however, I then went out on Xavi’s bike and went faster. I wasn’t pushing but there was a lot more rear grip. I think we have more to learn, so maybe if we use some of those settings and the engine, then we can get onto the right path. Overall, it’s a positive end and we are well on our way to being ready for next year. Now it’s time to train and relax, but I’m excited already for 2018."