The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rookie heads the team’s fourth one-two finish of the 2021 season, with Remy Gardner in second place.
Raul Fernandez capped a flawless weekend at the Dutch Grand Prix with a win from the pole position, also setting the fastest lap of the race. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider keeps up a brilliant series of results in his rookie Moto2 season, with his third victory of 2021 so far – the fifth of his career. Remy Gardner took a hard fought second place, as the team made it four one-two finishes this campaign.
Gardner made a great start, maintaining second place at the first corner. The Australian pushed to the front on Lap 3 and attempted a breakaway but was reeled back in and eventually fell to fourth just past the midway point of the race. A late push enabled him to return to second position, earning him his eighth podium of the season and his 13th in Moto2.
Remy Gardner remains the leader of the Moto2 World Championship with 184 points. Raul Fernandez is second with 153. The Red Bull KTM Ajo team will now enjoy a summer break before the Styria Grand Prix, held in Austria from August 6th-8th.
Remy Gardner said : “Raul [Fernandez] was very strong, and we knew that this weekend he had something extra compared to us. We gave everything we had, but the fight with the rest of the rivals didn’t allow us to set a high pace either. It was enough of a struggle to stay with the group. However, I knew that normally I am strong on the last three laps; I started to hunt them down one by one and I passed them to take second. We did a good job and the other riders didn’t take many points from us. I’m going into the summer break with a smile on my face.”
Source : RedBull KTM Ajo Press Release