Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 in search of further good results at Le Mans12/05/2021
Gardner and Fernandez face the fifth round of the 2021 season, the French Grand Prix, with a positive mentality.
The Moto2 World Championship moves on to a classic venue this weekend, as the series stops at Le Mans for the French Grand Prix. Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez come into the fifth round of the 2021 season raring to repeat the results that they have achieved so far, which have put Red Bull KTM Ajo atop the Team World Championship standings in the intermediate class.
A fortnight ago, Remy Gardner took a solid fourth position at Jerez and challenged for a place on the podium. Now the Australian rider travels to Le Mans at a track where he already has rostrum experience – finishing second in the French Grand Prix last year. The Red Bull KTM Ajo talent is currently the Moto2 World Championship leader with 69 points.
Fernandez rode a solid pace at the Spanish GP, fighting at the front throughout the race and placing fifth. The Spaniard’s rookie season in the class continues this weekend at a track where he was on the podium – in second position – in the FIM CEV in 2018. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 talent is third in the overall standings, holding 63 points.
The 25-lap Moto2 French Grand Prix will take place on Sunday at 12:20 PM local time.
Circuit information – Le Mans Circuit
Length: 4.185 m / 2.600 miles
Width: 13 m / 42.65 ft.
Left corners: 5
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 674 m / 0.418 miles
87 REMY GARDNER
“This weekend we will work to resolve the small issues that we suffered at the last Grand Prix – and thus be able to fight for a better position. Le Mans is a different circuit from the rest: It has very strong braking, but at the same time, the direction changes are fast. However, it is a track that I really like, and I find it fun to ride at. The weather at this Grand Prix is always tricky, so we have to be smart, make no mistakes and take things lap by lap. As at the previous rounds, the goal is to score as many points as possible. We will try to fight for the podium and, if we can’t get that, aim for the best result that is within our reach at that moment.”
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“I have been working to improve the condition of my right arm in recent days, as it caused me some problems in the final part of the race at Jerez. Now we have to focus on Le Mans. I really like the track and I’m looking forward to going there, as it suits my riding style very well. However, the weather conditions in France are always a source of uncertainty, since they tend to change constantly. I am excited about this Grand Prix, as it also brings back good memories for me. The objective at this round will be to get back in the top positions and, above all, to be fit. If we give one hundred percent, the rest will come. We have to keep calm.”