Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 set sights on good result in Austin29/09/2021
Gardner and Fernandez face the Grand Prix of The Americas, the fifteenth round of 2021, in top form after having achieved the team’s sixth one-two finish.
For the first time in two years, the Motorcycle World Championship returns to the United States this weekend, for the Grand Prix of The Americas at COTA. Both Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez hope to keep up the good results shown at previous rounds. After achieving their sixth one-two finish at Misano, the two riders remain the front-runners in the overall standings.
Last time out, Gardner took a hard-fought second place after having experienced a difficult start to the race, earning his 11th podium to date in 2021. Now the Australian talent travels to Austin with the aim of scoring as many points as possible and extending his advantage as series leader with 271 points, 34 ahead of his teammate.
Fernandez won at Misano from pole, earning his second consecutive victory and his sixth of the year. This weekend he will work hard to adapt to the American track onboard a Moto2 bike. On his first visit to COTA in 2019, he took his first front row start in Grand Prix racing. The Spaniard is currently second in the standings with 237 points.
The Moto2 Grand Prix of The Americas takes place on Sunday at 12:20 PM local time. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 have been on the podium before at COTA, thanks to Miguel Oliveira’s third place in 2018.
Circuit information – Circuit of The Americas (COTA)
Length: 5.513 m / 3.426 miles
Width: 15 metres / 49.21 ft.
Left corners: 11
Right corners: 9
Longest straight: 1.200 m / 3937.01 ft.
87 REMY GARDNER
“In general, the previous round was good for us. We were very fast and I felt strong. Now, I am looking forward to working with the team again. For this contest, our objective 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 give it all to make it happen.”
25 RAUL FERNANDEZ
“Physically, I feel quite good and I have returned to my usual training schedule. We arrive in Austin after two victories at two circuits that were very good for me, thanks to the calm with which we managed the weekends. We have to continue like this.
I’ve only been to Austin once, in 2019, and we did a great job then in the race. It is a circuit that could be positive for me, since the rest of the riders have not ridden there much. However, nothing can ever be taken for granted and we have to stay focused and work towards our goal. Although it is a track that I have not been to in a long time, at this round our idea is to give it everything and not make mistakes. We will try to fight to get into the Top 5.”