Another solid weekend for Australian Remy Gardner, who has extended his Moto2™ World Championship lead to six points. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider won the race, continuing his solid performances for the year.
Gardner qualified fourth but quickly made his way into second place by the first corner. He remained in the top three throughout the race before overtaking his teammate, Raul Fernandez, on the final lap securing the win.
The celebration which would usually have occurred following a race win was foreshadowed by the confirmation of the tragic loss of Moto3™ rider Jason Dupasquier. The Swiss rider was involved in a multi-rider incident in Moto3™ Qualifying 2. He was treated on track before being transferred to a hospital. On Sunday, news came through that he had sadly succumbed to his injuries.
“It’s a very sad day. We won the contest, but I can’t be happy, since today the result is almost unimportant. I just want to send all my support and love to Jason’s family, friends and team,” Gardner said.
“As for the race, to start with I didn’t have as much pace as Raul [Fernandez]. I decided to conserve my energy for the end. On the final laps I pushed hard and managed to hunt down my teammate and overtake him. I came out of the last corner well and we got the victory.”
The next event for Moto2™ will be the Catalan GP next weekend from June 4th-6th.