Back to back wins for title contender Augusto Fernandez26/06/2022
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider gets his second consecutive victory with a triumph in the Dutch GP
One week on from his victory in Germany, Augusto Fernandez took glory again with a fantastic display in the Dutch GP. Starting from the third row, he climbed the order to claim his third win of the season and move joint top of the overall standings.
Fernandez had qualified ninth for the contest at Assen, but showed great confidence and a good feeling from the start, putting in an impressive pace. The Spaniard was up into third place after eleven laps, before attacking for the lead and attempting to break away in the final stages. He eventually crossed the finish line just over half a second ahead of his nearest rival.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider is now level with the series leader on 146 points, going into the summer break. Teammate Pedro Acosta, who missed the round after undergoing surgery last Thursday for a fracture to his left femur, is ninth with 75 points. The next race for the Moto2 World Championship will be the British GP, held from August 4-7th at Silverstone.
1. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 39:07.133
2. Ai Ogura (Kalex) +0.660
3. Jake Dixon (Kalex) +0.725
4. Celestino Vietti (Kalex) +0.758
5. Bo Bendsneyder (Kalex) +1.485
Moto2 World Championship Standing 2022
1. Celestino Vietti (Kalex) 146 points
2. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 146 points
3. Ai Ogura (Kalex) 145 points
4. Aron Canet (Kalex) 116 points
5. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) 104 points
9. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 75 points
Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“We were sad to start the GP without Pedro, but luckily his surgery went well and he has already begun his recovery process. Augusto showed all weekend that he is one of the strongest riders in Moto2. He has the strongest pace in the class. He managed the race perfectly and we are very thankful for his great performance. We keep improving and I am very thankful for the great job the team have done in this first half of the season.”
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“It was a different race to what we are used to, with a group and a lot of overtaking. I had a great time. It was difficult to manage the race, because we all had a very similar pace. I waited for my moment, trying to understand everybody’s pace. When I took the lead, I concentrated on not making mistakes, I managed to get a few metres ahead – enough to get the victory. I’m very happy. Thanks to the team for the great work they have done this weekend.”