Three wins in a row and leadership for Fernandez at British GP07/08/2022
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider claims the win on the last lap at Silverstone
Augusto Fernandez took part in a demanding race held at Silverstone. The Spanish rider started from pole and gave his all to take his fourth victory of the year, becoming the new Moto2 World Championship leader in the process.
The Moto2 Red Bull KTM Ajo rider started the British GP in the front after getting the pole position yesterday. Augusto Fernandez to fourth on the opening laps, although he maintained a high pace to remain in the front group. The Spaniard managed a difficult race well, coping with constant changes of pace to climb up the order in the final stretch. After an intense fight, Fernandez took his third consecutive victory this season and the leadership of the Moto2 World Championship.
Fernandez now has 171 points to his name and he’s the new leader. Pedro Acosta is ninth with 75 points. The Red Bull Ring – Spielberg circuit will host the next event on the calendar, the Austrian Grand Prix, from August 14-18th.
1. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 37:38.670
2. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) +0.070
3. Jake Dixon (Kalex) +0.662
4. Ai Ogura (Kalex) +1.741
5. Aron Canet (Kalex) +1.946
Moto2 World Championship Standing 2022
1. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 171 points
2. Ai Ogura (Kalex) 158 points
3. Celestino Vietti (Kalex) 156 points
4. Aron Canet (Kalex) 127 points
5. Tony Arbolino (Kalex) 108 points
9. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 75 points
Aki Ajo – Team Manager
“Augusto has had a great weekend at Silverstone. Since Friday we have seen that he has returned at the same level he was at before the summer break. Even in practice he has gone one step further than expected. I am very happy with the consistency that he is showing. The race wasn’t one of the easiest for Augusto, as it was hard to overtake, but he managed the situation. The overtaking on the last lap was very nice and we are looking forward to the next race. It’s unfortunate that Pedro wasn’t able to take part in the British GP, but we are going to look at his progress and we hope that he will be back as soon as possible.”
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“It was a tough race in which I had to manage things on the fly. The conditions of the track and the pace kept changing, but we did well. I saw that I was stronger than other riders and I decided to attack and wait for the best time to move into first position. I’m very happy with the result and all that remains is to continue in the same way.”