Gardner and Fernandez arrive at Silverstone in top form

25/08/2021

The Red Bull KTM Ajo duo will compete in the 12th round of the Moto2 World Championship this weekend: the British Grand Prix.

 

The legendary Silverstone track reopens its doors for the Motorcycle World Championship this weekend for the British Grand Prix, the twelfth round of the season. Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez face this latest event with great motivation and the objective of continuing to pick up good results. The great work by the duo to date has the team on top of the Rider and Teams standings in the intermediate class.

Gardner wants to bounce back from a tough race at the last round, in which contact from another rider on the opening corner hindered his progress and he finished seventh. At Silverstone, he holds the record for top speed onboard a Moto2 bike (279.7 km/h), set in the 2019 season. That same year, he achieved his best result at the track, placing fourth in the contest. Gardner remains the leader of the Moto2 World Championship, with a total of 206 points.

Fernandez is physically and mentally ready to compete this weekend, with extra motivation after winning the Austrian GP. The Spaniard returns to a track that he likes a lot and where he will try to claim another podium. Fernandez is currently in second place in the overall standings with 187 points, 19 behind his teammate.

The 18-lap Moto2 British GP race will take place on Sunday August 29th at 2:30 PM local time. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 achieved third place in 2019 through Brad Binder.

Circuit information – Silverstone Circuit
Length: 5.900 m. / 3.666 miles
Width: 17 m. / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 770 m. / 0.478 miles
Constructed: 1948

 

87 REMY GARDNER

“The last race was quite tough for us, so this weekend we are very keen to make up for it and get a good result. We will work hard with the team to take a step forward in qualifying, in order to be more consistent and be higher up the grid, so that what happened at the previous Grand Prix is not repeated.
I like Silverstone as it has quite fast corners. The objective is once again to get into the Top 5 and, if possible, fight for the podium. The important thing is to get as many points as possible by the end of the year and not make mistakes.”

25 RAUL FERNANDEZ

“The last race was incredible. It was a circuit that didn’t suit my riding style and getting such a good result after the first contest, where we didn’t get the position we wanted, was an extra motivation for me. This weekend, I want to keep the same calm and concentration to be able to enjoy on the bike from the first outing on the track.
I really like Silverstone, but we haven’t been there for two years. This is good for us because the riders who have competed there in previous years have less recent data. The aim is to have fun and try to get the podium, as I am in my best form of the entire season.”

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