Gardner and Fernandez aim to conquer Misano15/09/2021
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 arrive at the San Marino Grand Prix, the fourteenth round of the 2021 season, in top form after winning the last three races in a row.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo are in formidable form, having sealed the 2021 Moto2 Team World Championship thanks to the one-two that Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner took in Aragon last weekend. Now they face the San Marino Grand Prix at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli and, with five rounds to go before the end of the year, the structure continue to set the pace in the Rider standings.
At the last round, Gardner took second place and came close to a win at a tough circuit for him. This weekend, the Australian goes to Misano with the ambition of claiming a good result that will allow him to continue extending his advantage at the head of the overall standings. Gardner currently leads the way with 251 points, 39 ahead of his teammate.
Fernandez achieved an epic victory – his fifth win of the season – at MotorLand Aragon, just one week after undergoing surgery for an injury to his right hand. Now the Spaniard comes to a track that he likes, and where last year he achieved the pole position. Before the San Marino GP, Fernandez is second in the standings with 212 points to his name.
The 25-lap race San Marino Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, September 19th at 12:20 PM local time. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 achieved a second place there in 2018 thanks to Miguel Oliveira.
Circuit information – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Length: 4.226 m / 2.626 miles
Width: 14 m / 45.93 ft.
Left corners: 6
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 565 m / 0.351 miles
87 REMY GARDNER
“In general, the previous GP was good for us. Now I come into the San Marino Grand Prix with great expectations. For this round, our goal will be to finish the contest with as many points as possible and, once again, fight for the podium or Top 5. The important thing is not make mistakes this weekend. We will work hard with the team to make it happen.”
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“Last week’s victory was something unexpected, since before the GP I believed that I would not be able to race. Winning was very special because of how, where and the way we did it. It has been the best win of my life so far, for what it meant sentimentally. Without a doubt, that is extra motivation, but we have to keep working, stay focused and work in the same way with the team.
The injury has not improved, because not much time has passed between races. I am not 100% fit, although I am a little better. I’m facing a weekend that will be tough. Misano is beautiful, and I have good memories from there. Although we achieved victory in Aragon, we cannot relax. The goal is to take things session by session and day by day, to finish the contest in the best position.”