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Lewis Duncan: Gardner forges his own path

Thursday, 26 August 2021

The Aussie leads the championship standings.

The official Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode, featuring Autosport International Editor Lewis Duncan.

Duncan joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen, ahead of this weekend's British Grand Prix at Silverstone to catch up on the biggest news stories in MotoGP™, debate Maverick Vinales' messy departure from Yamaha to Aprilia and assess the state of play with seven races remaining in 2021.

Aussie young gun Remy Gardner is currently placed first in this year’s Moto2™ World Championship, Duncan discusses how Remy’s decision to distance himself from his world champion father may have been the key to his success.

“Remy has been in Moto2™ for a while, the results until last year were not what we were expecting from Remy Gardner and I always wondered if that was because a lot of people were putting pressure on him, you know having a world champion father,” Duncan said.

“But I was quite interested when I heard that Remy has sort of pushed Wayne to the side in terms of giving advice, he was like ‘the advice is welcome but I need to forge my own path,’ that was really cool to hear and it seems that that has definitely paid off,” he continued.

Duncan also mentions that the Remy Gardner fan club extends far beyond Australian shores with many Europeans excited to see him take the step to MotoGP™ next year.

“I think Remy coming to MotoGP will be really cool… there’s a lot of people in Europe really excited about it.”

The podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts platforms.

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