NHK Helmet – It was time to race in Texas as the intermediate class headed into the Moto2™ Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. It was exactly what motorsport fans could’ve asked as a two-way scrap for the victory saw Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) outsmart Tony Arbolino (Elf MarcVDS Racing Team) on the final lap of the Grand Prix, setting up the perfect championship rivalry in Moto2™. The battle for 3rd also raged on all race long, as Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) carved his way through the group on the final lap and took his debut podium.
Bendsneyder started fourth in that race. However, the Dutch racer was able to finish one strip better after a tough battle in America’s Moto2. Bendsneyder finished behind Pedro Acosta and Tony Arbolino. This achievement was Bendsneyder’s first podium in Moto2. On the podium of the American Moto2 Bendsneyder carried the Indonesian red and white flag. The 24-year-old racer holds tightly to the Indonesian flag and occasionally tries to unfurl it on the American Moto2 podium.
By reaching the third podium in Moto2 America 2023, Bo Bendsneyder has now collected 16 points from three races and is ranked 12th in the Moto2 2023 standings.