Emilia Romagna GP next target for Gardner and Fernandez

20/10/2021

Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 returns to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli where, a little over a month ago, the duo achieved a fantastic one-two.

 

The 2021 Moto2 World Championship season continues this week with a return to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, where the Emilia Romagna GP takes place. At the previous round held at the San Marino track this year, back in September, Raul Fernandez and Remy Gardner achieved a fantastic one-two that they will seek to replicate on Sunday, with the pair both title challengers in the closing stages of the series.

Gardner arrives at the Emilia Romagna GP wanting to make up for his misfortune at the last round, where he was unable to finish the race after suffering a crash in the first half of the contest. Previously at Misano, he achieved a hard fought second position, which he will seek to repeat this weekend. With three contests remaining this season, Gardner leads the Moto2 World Championship with 271 points, 9 ahead of his teammate.

Fernandez is in excellent form, having won the last three contests in a row. The Spaniard had a dream weekend at the Americas GP, taking pole, the fastest lap and the race victory. Now, he returns to a track where, a little over a month ago, he also triumphed. The Spaniard is currently second in the overall standings with 262 points.

The 25-lap Moto2 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, October 24th at 12:20 PM local time. Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 achieved a 1-2 at the San Marino GP in September, plus a second place 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: 530 m / 1738.85 ft.
Constructed: 1972

87 REMY GARDNER

“I am looking forward to this Grand Prix with great enthusiasm. I feel ready to fight for the top positions again. After the first race in Misano a month ago, all the riders arrive at this round with information. We will have to push a little more and give our all if we want to get a good result, since the rest of the competitors will be very fast. However, we will also use the data we obtained in the first round in San Marino to be as competitive as possible. There are only three contests left and we are going to fight with all our might until the end, although we will always keep our concentration and stay calm.”

25 RAUL FERNANDEZ

“Even if we won the last round, things can change a lot from one GP to the next. We will definitely have a different tire compound, so we have to work on that in order to get the best possible performance from it. I do not expect to get the win again; what I want is to give 100%, work as well as possible and whatever happens, happens. Above all, I am going to enjoy myself. This is our goal for this weekend. Being calm and knowing where the limit is will make the difference.
I really like Misano. I have always gone well there and, in addition, we go there with the experience from the race we had in September. I am looking forward to this Grand Prix as it is a track where I have a great time. Thinking about the title would be a mistake because my teammate is in a more favourable situation. I want to go race-by-race, see how we evolve, be professional and, if possible, win more contests and get podiums.”

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