Gardner claims fourth win of the season at Silverstone29/08/2021
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider prevails in an exciting British Grand Prix, as Raul Fernandez crashes out with four laps to go.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 were victorious for the second round in a row, with Remy Gardner taking a brilliant win at the British Grand Prix. The Australian thus claimed his fourth triumph of the year – the fifth of his career. Teammate Raul Fernandez had a tough Sunday, and the Spaniard crashed out with four laps to go while riding in seventh position.
Remy Gardner had a good start from the second row of the grid, holding onto fourth place. The Australian pushed hard to avoid an escape by those ahead of him and, on Lap 5, began to overtake his rivals and claim the lead. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 star tried to escape, with only one rider following him. In a duel for the victory, Gardner eventually won out.
The British Grand Prix race started well for Fernandez, who was on the second row of the grid. Getting off the line well, he was fifth into the first corner, then latched onto the leading group, but shortly thereafter he dropped a place. With four laps remaining, Fernandez was unable to avoid a crash at Turn 13 when up into 7th and could not re-join the contest.
Gardner continues to lead the Moto2 World Championship with 231 points. Fernandez is 2nd with 187. The Red Bull KTM Ajo will be back in action in two weeks’ time for the Aragon Grand Prix, which takes place from September 10-12th.
Results (Moto2 Race)
1. Remy Gardner (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 37:31.642
2. Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex) +0.481
3. Jorge Navarro (Boscoscuro) +1.930
4. Sam Lowes (Kalex) +2.284
5. Fabio Di Giannantonio (Kalex) +6.952
DNF. Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo)
Moto2 World Championship Standing 2021
1. Remy Gardner (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 231 points
2. Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 187 points
3. Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex) 179 points
4. Sam Lowes (Kalex) 127 points
5. Aron Canet (Kalex) 92 points
Moto2 World Championship Team Standing 2021
1. Red Bull KTM Ajo 418 points
2. Sky Racing Team VR46 225 points
3. Elf Marc VDS Racing Team 219 points
4. Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 122 points
5. Kipin Energy Aspar Team 115 points
AKI AJO – TEAM MANAGER
“What a race in Moto2! Remy [Gardner] showed who is the strongest rider mentally right now, especially on this track today. It was a very good contest and exciting to watch. The rest of the riders did a great job too, forcing Remy to fight to the end. I am satisfied and proud of his performance. On the other hand, it was a shame about what happened to Raul [Fernandez]. It was not an easy weekend for him due to the lack of grip. Today he had to deal with other issues and eventually made a mistake. However, I am sure that Raul will fight for the top positions again in Aragon.”
87 REMY GARDNER
“I’m lost for words. It was an incredible day. I felt good throughout all the sessions this weekend and, especially, on the hard tyre, I had a strong pace. I am very happy to have achieved this victory and to have claimed 25 points which are very important. I want to thank the team and everyone who has supported me. I can’t wait for the next round, in which I will continue to do my best.”
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“In general, it was a tough weekend, especially today. I want to apologise to the team, my family and everyone who supports me. They are the ones who give me calm when I need it. I wasn’t able to avoid the crash. The rear tyre was sliding out a lot from the first lap and I didn’t have a good feeling. However, the important thing now is to reset, and in the next race try again, whilst continuing to enjoy myself on the bike.”