Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 out to conquer Spanish GP28/04/2021
Gardner and Fernandez head into the fourth round of the World Championship eager for another great result at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo made a stellar start to the 2021 Moto2 season, with Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez occupying the first and second place, respectively, in the series. Now the duo return to work at the Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit, which will host the fourth round of the campaign this weekend. Both are targeting a strong performance at the Spanish GP that would keep Red Bull KTM Ajo top of the team standings.
In Portugal a fortnight ago, Gardner claimed a solid third position after battling in the leading group for much of the contest. The Australian proved to be one of the standout riders on the grid, with a perfect podium record from the opening three rounds. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider looks to keep that up this weekend and continue at the head of the standings, which he leads with 56 points.
Fernandez achieved his first victory in the intermediate class at Portimao, on only his third attempt. The Spaniard amazed everyone with his rapid adaptation to Moto2, the result of intense effort and great work done with his team. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rookie is second in the World Championship with 52 points, 4 behind his teammate.
On Sunday at 12:20 PM local time, the Red Bull KTM Ajo riders will take on the 23-lap Spanish GP. The team have previously been on the podium at Jerez thanks to a third and second place for Miguel Oliveira in 2017 and 2018, and a podium double for Jorge Martin and Tetsuta Nagashima last year, when they finished second and third.
Circuit information – Jerez-Angel Nieto Circuit
Length: 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Width: 11 metres / 36.09 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 8
Longest straight: 607 m / 0.377 miles
87 REMY GARDNER
“The goal for this weekend is to keep scoring points and not make mistakes. We have to keep working hard to stay alive in the fight for the championship. I know Jerez very well, as do many of the other riders in the class, which guarantees that it will be a close contest. I’m really looking forward to starting the Grand Prix, in which I will give my all to achieve a good result.”
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“I hope to keep the results up. Obviously, we have set the bar very high, but we mustn’t forget that things change. At the end of the day, this is my first year in the class and I will find myself in new situations. In difficult moments you have to remain calm and be sure that you will be up there again. If we continue on this path, keep our feet on the ground and continue working calmly and intelligently, everything will come.”