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Motorcycles "Unbelievable!": Gardner and Fernandez swarming over first MotoGP-Test

14:35  23 september  2021
14:35  23 september  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

Fernandez to step up to MotoGP in 2022 with Tech3 KTM

  Fernandez to step up to MotoGP in 2022 with Tech3 KTM Star Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez will move up to the MotoGP World Championship in 2022 with Tech3 and KTM, Autosport has learned. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Raul Fernandez, Red Bull KTM Ajo Fernandez stepped up to the intermediate class with Aki Ajo’s squad for 2021 and has taken the Moto2 championship by storm, winning twice in the first eight races of the campaign. His current Ajo Moto2 team-mate Remy Gardner was announced as a Tech3 MotoGP rider for 2022 earlier this month, with Fernandez linked to the second seat at Herve Poncharal’s team.

Die Rundenzeiten waren für Remy Gardner und seinen Teamkollegen nebensächlich © motogp.com The lap times were for Remy Gardner and his teammates Sorry

in the Moto2 they are still fighting for the title, but on Wednesday Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez for the first time the opportunity to inspect your workplace for the coming year. Then the AJO team mates will share a box again, namely as MotoGP -Rookies at Tech-3-KTM.

On the second test day in Misano, they were allowed to take on the bikes of the current Tech-3 pilots Iker Lecuona and Danilo Petrucci to give a first impression of what 2022 approaches them. After each more than 40 laps, Fernandez was 22 (+2,389 seconds) and Gardner Rank 25 (+3,042).

confirmed: Raul Fernandez drives 2022 MOTOGP for Tech-3-KTM

 confirmed: Raul Fernandez drives 2022 MOTOGP for Tech-3-KTM © Motorsport Images Raul Fernandez rises after only one Moto2 year in the MotoGP class on the KTM bid for the MotoGP season 2022 stands. On the edge of the first two home game weekends for the Austrian manufacturer was officially confirmed on Saturday that Raul Fernandez will dock at Tech 3 for the coming season to drive his rookie season in the premier class. Currently, Fernandez denies its first season in the Moto2 class.

"It was unbelievable," Gardner summarizes its first contact with the RC16. "I expected the performance and strong brakes, but until it really tried it, it does not understand it. I switched through corridors, as if there was no morning. Even in the last rounds it was amazing how fast one was."

Raul Fernandez © MotoGP.com Raul Fernandez Gardner Hakt First Call Already from

after this "great day" he could hardly wait to start working for 2022. "It was good to try the motorcycle and to get to know it. We did not shot too many laps. It was just about getting an understanding and feeling the performance," explains the budding MotoGP rookie.

"It was a nice little gift from KTM for us. It was nice to drive the motorcycle. I'm not sure if it's going to be very changing for the next year. But I'm looking forward to really get started and that Motorcycle the next time more push and try to find the limit. "

Petronas in Aragon (time again) with new bid

 Petronas in Aragon (time again) with new bid © Motorsport Images So went the Petronas teams in the season 2021 - in Aragon is a lot different The teams of Petronas in the motorcycle World Cup are located a few months before the retreat again strong in the upheaval. At the upcoming race weekend, the Grand Prix of Aragon in the Motorland Aragon at Alcaniz in Spain (10th to 12th September), one takes again with a changed driver's bid. in the MotoGP class is used at Petronas-Yamaha next to Valentino Rossi for the second time Jake Dixon.

His first fall could take off Gardner on Wednesday. It was a harmless slander: "I had a new rear tire mounted and came in curve 10 from the line. We are much faster than with the Moto2 bikes, I tried to slow down to stop the motorcycle before the gravel and crashed "

Fernandez Staunt about the performance

Fernandez came through without incidents and showed itself similarly enthusiastically like his teammate: "I'm really happy and would like to thank Tech 3 and KTM that they have given me this chance. It was a fantastic day, which I was a fantastic day Never forget, and it was incredible to drive this motorcycle. "

"In the beginning there were many new things to consider how the carbon brakes and all that. But after a while, it was easy to feel like a child. I would like to work as soon as possible for the next season Start, even if my full focus is on the Moto2 right now. "

on the question of what impressed him most, it bursts out of Fernandez. "Everything!" Raws the Spaniard, who was still tips from KTM Tester Dani Pedrosa on Tuesday. "The performance is incredible. If you think the Moto2 machine is a fast bike with a lot of power, then skin a thing around here."

Leitner: "Faces Languages ​​Begins"

Also KTM Team Manager Mike Leitner enjoyed the first test ride of the future Tech-3-duo in Misano. "It's always nice to see if a driver controls a MotoGP motorcycle for the first time. They never had this feeling in their lives. Her faces as they came back spoke volumes," he reports.

"They are of course very impressed by performance, because they are not used to them. Both were very happy. The goal of the test was for them to get a taste of the MotoGP. But the focus is on the Moto2- Class, where they still fight for the title, "emphasizes Leitner.

Petrucci: I’ll be among the "last normal people" to win in MotoGP .
Danilo Petrucci says he is likely to be “one of the last normal people” to be successful in MotoGP “without being a phenomenon”.It marks the end of a 10-year spell in MotoGP in which Petrucci came from the very back of the field in 2012 on the Ioda CRT machine to becoming a double race winner as a factory Ducati rider in 2019 and 2020.

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