The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider prevails in an exciting British Grand Prix, as Raul Fernandez crashes out with four laps to go.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 were victorious for the second round in a row, with Remy Gardner taking a brilliant win at the British Grand Prix. The Australian thus claimed his fourth triumph of the year – the fifth of his career. Teammate Raul Fernandez had a tough Sunday, and the Spaniard crashed out with four laps to go while riding in seventh position.
Remy Gardner had a good start from the second row of the grid, holding onto fourth place. The Australian pushed hard to avoid an escape by those ahead of him and, on Lap 5, began to overtake his rivals and claim the lead. The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 star tried to escape, with only one rider following him. In a duel for the victory, Gardner eventually won out.
The British Grand Prix race started well for Fernandez, who was on the second row of the grid. Getting off the line well, he was fifth into the first corner, then latched onto the leading group, but shortly thereafter he dropped a place. With four laps remaining, Fernandez was unable to avoid a crash at Turn 13 when up into 7th and could not re-join the contest.
Gardner continues to lead the Moto2 World Championship with 231 points. Fernandez is 2nd with 187. The Red Bull KTM Ajo will be back in action in two weeks’ time for the Aragon Grand Prix, which takes place from September 10-12th.
Remy Gardner said : “I’m lost for words. It was an incredible day. I felt good throughout all the sessions this weekend and, especially, on the hard tyre, I had a strong pace. I am very happy to have achieved this victory and to have claimed 25 points which are very important. I want to thank the team and everyone who has supported me. I can’t wait for the next round, in which I will continue to do my best.”
Source : RedBull KTM Ajo Press Release