Raúl Fernández does his part and wins in Cheste
MADRID, Nov. 14 (Royals Blue) –
The Australian rider Remy Gardner (Kalex) has been proclaimed Moto2 world champion after finishing tenth in the last race of the World Championship at the Comunitat Valenciana Grand Prix, a result with which he has neutralized the victory of his main rival for the title , the Spaniard Raul Fernandez (Kalex).
The ‘rookie’ from Madrid, who started the test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Cheste with 23 points in the oceanic overall, did his part and took the seventh victory of the year -staying four points behind the title-. Gardner, who should have finished better than fifteenth in the event of victory for his Red Bull KTM teammate Ajo, was conservative to cross the finish line tenth.
Thus, the Australian emulates his father, Wayne Gardner, 500 cc world champion in 1987, and both become the second world champion father and son couple, after the Roberts -Kenny was 500 cc champion in 1978, 1979 and 1980 and Kenny Jr. also 500cc in 2000-.
With tension in the air, a multiple accident on the opening lap forced the red flag to wave. In turn 2, the Spanish Xavi Vierge (Kalex) lost control of his bike and took the Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex) ahead.
His compatriot Lorenzo Baldassarri (MV Agusta), who came from behind, was unable to avoid the Barcelonan’s motorcycle in the middle of the track and collided with it, leaving a groove of oil in the middle of the track that caused the race to be stopped.
At the restart, without the ‘poleman’ Simone Corsi (MV Agusta), who did not manage to leave the ‘pitlane’, Raúl managed to rise to the head of the race after overtaking Augusto Fernández (Kalex), although soon Fabio Di Giannantonio (Kalex) He took away the privileged position.
With the ‘rookie’ from Madrid staying up, the pressure passed to Gardner; the oceanic started eighth, but was losing positions until he was between tenth and eleventh place, an area that guaranteed him ‘championship’ even if the one from San Martín de la Vega won the appointment.
In fact, with three laps to go, Raúl was back in front and Gardner did not lose his cool, bursting with joy after crossing the finish line tenth. After the Spanish, ‘Diggia’ and Augusto completed the podium in Cheste.
In addition, Arón Canet (Boscoscuro) was fifth, ahead of Xavi Vierge (Kalex), Jorge Navarro (Boscoscuro) finished eighth, Marcos Ramírez (Kalex) fourteenth, Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) seventeenth and Albert Arenas (Boscoscuro), twenty second.