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Australian Gardner celebrates his move to MotoGP with a Moto2 win at Montmeló

Gardner wins at Montmeló.

Gardner wins at Montmeló.

The australian Remy Gardner (Kalex) he knew how to wait for the best moment to overcome his teammate, the Spanish Raúl Fernández (Kalex) and achieve the second consecutive victory of the season, a true champion victory, in the Moto2 Grand Prix of Catalonia.

Gardner dominated the first and last phases of the competition, while his teammate Raul Fernandez He did it in intermediate, but the Australian was very clear about his options, where to overtake and how to win and with pinpoint precision he met all his goals in just two laps, the last two.

The Australian driver thus increases his advantage in the provisional classification of the world championship, which goes from the six points he had when he reached Catalonia up to eleven with respect to the same rival, Raúl Fernández.

Both Remy Gardner and Raúl Fernández knew how to defend their positions at the exit of the Dutchman’s attacks For Bendsneyder and the spanish Xavier Virgo (Kalex) and Augusto Fernandez (Kalex) to complete a first lap in which the Australian began to make a difference with all his rivals.

Behind them, another of the contenders for the title, the British Sam Lowes (Kalex) was not very successful as he lost up to four positions in the first lap, from eighth at the start to twelfth at the time.

At a fast lap pace both Remy Gardner and Raúl Fernández opened a small gap compared to his rivals in the first lap, on a group that was stretching more and more, but without the Australian being able to achieve a certain advantage, which, what he did, was to make a first screening that left five drivers in the lead.

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With Remy Gardner setting the pace, in his wake were Raúl Fernández, Bo Bendsneyder, Xavier Vierge and the Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex), with Arón Canet (Boscoscuro) and Augusto Fernández leading a little further behind the large chasing group, although Jorge Martínez’s pupil “Aspar” fell in turn five of the seventh lap.

Shortly after, the race registered another loss, that of the Spaniard Marcos Ramírez (Kalex), in turn one of the eighth lap, although his position was much worse than Canet’s, twenty first.

And, meanwhile, the duo of the Red Bull KTM team continued to mark the differences with respect to their pursuers, in the twelfth lap assuming the responsibility of the leadership of the Spanish rider against the Australian and already having an advantage greater than the second with respect to Bendsneyder, then third.

The advantage of Fernández and Gardner was consolidated and on the sixteenth lap Xavier Vierge took advantage of his opportunity to overcome the Dutch Bendsneyder in his particular fight for third place on the Moto2 podium, and that shortly after was also seen surpassed by Bezzecchi, that he did not want to let the Spanish escape.

Only the warning with a little more than three laps to go that he had exceeded the limits of the circuit three times could disrupt Raúl Fernández’s plans to try to achieve victory against a teammate, Remy Gardner, which shortly after he overtook him again in the hasty braking at the end of the straight and on the inside.

There were barely two laps to go and Remy Gardner decided to go on the attack, surpassed Raúl and he changed the rhythm enough to get a few tenths of advantage that were already insurmountable for the Spaniard, who had to settle for second place again.

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The third position went to Xavier Vierge, who knew how to defend himself perfectly from the attacks of Marco Bezzecchi, who finished ahead of Augusto Fernández and Bo Bendsneyder.

Jorge Navarro (Boscoscuro) also finished within the points, who was eleventh, with Albert Arenas (Boscoscuro) twelfth and already out of the points, twenty-first, Alonso López (Kalex).

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