Remy moves ever closer to Moto2 crown with stunning victory at Portimao
Remy Gardner was victorious at the Moto2 Grande Prémio Brembo do Algarve in Portugal and the penultimate round of the current MotoGP™ season, where his Red Bull KTM Ajo teammate and championship rival Raul Fernandez was runner-up.
23-laps and almost 106km of intense Moto2 action in Portimao saw the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo go 1-2 for the seventh time in seventeen rounds this term. In bright and sunny but cool conditions Remy – who was nursing a sore torso after a crash during practice on Friday – hunted teammate Fernandez, passed and stretched clear of the Spaniard in what was the second visit this year to the venue.
The Australian has gathered 12 podiums through a consistent term that included wins in Italy, Catalunya, Germany, Great Britain and now Portugal.
The championship battle concludes next weekend at Valencia.
“One of the hardest races and one of my best. Especially with all that pressure. I was pretty clear that we’d go with the hard tire and it worked out. I had to really push in the first stage of race to stay with Raul. My ribs were hurting, and it was really tough. I don’t know how I did it to be honest.”