Published in Riders
Bendsneyder started his motorsport career at the age of six and participated in several national championships in the Netherlands and Germany. He also raced in Mini Bike championships. In 2012 and 2013 he won the Dutch Moriwaki Junior Cup. One year later, he made his debut in the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. With one win during his home round at the TT Circuit Assen, he finished ninth in the overall standings. In 2015, he rode a second season in this class and became convincing champion with eight victories.
In 2016, Bendsneyder made his debut in the Moto3 class of the World Championship on a KTM for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team alongside Brad Binder. With a third place during the Grand Prix of Great Britain he achieved his first podium place. He also gained third place in Malaysia.
Following another year in the Moto3 World Championship with Red Bull KTM Ajo, marked by ups and downs and a 15th position in the final score, Bendsneyder feels ready for a new adventure in 2018. The talented Dutchman is set to join the French squad in the highly-competitive Moto2 category and display his potential abroad the Mistral 610 machine.