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Remy Gardner takes championship lead into the mid-season break

Monday, 28 June 2021

The Australian held on in a hard-fought race.

Remy Gardner has crossed the line in second place behind Red Bull KTM Ajo team-mate Raul Fernandez at the Dutch Grand Prix.

After winning the previous three Moto2™ races, Gardner was able to fight his way into second place and takes a 31 point lead in the rider standings into the mid-season break.

Gardner, who started from the second position, jostled for positions at the front of the field throughout the race.

Raul Fernandez had made his way back to the leading trio by lap 12, after falling to ninth earlier in the race. He went on to claim his third win of the season by 1.066 seconds.

“Raul [Fernandez] was very strong, and we knew that this weekend he had something extra compared to us,” Gardner said after the race.

“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.”

First and second across the line were Red Bull KTM Ajo riders, Fernandez and Gardner, with Augusto Fernandez (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) finishing in third.

The Moto2™ World Championships now heads into a summer break before returning for the Styria Grand Prix, held in Austria from August 6th-8th.