Red Bull KTM Ajo head into the opening round of the 2021 Moto2 season in great shape after another top ten outing for Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez on the final day of testing. 

The first race of the season is just six days away, and Gardner will be hoping to put forward a championship challenge given the form shown late last season and in testing so far. 

The Australian topped two separate sessions during Official testing at Losail, with one on the opening day and another on day two, before finishing the test third on combined times. 

"I am very satisfied with the work we did over these three days. Despite the conditions not being so good, in general, we set a strong pace," said Gardner.

"We are clear about things for next weekend, and that is the important thing. I want to thank the team for everything. I can’t wait for the first race of the year."

A big takeaway from the three days of testing, has been the impressive rookie adaptations to the Moto2 class. 

Ai Ogura, Albert Arenas, Cameron Beaubier have all shown well, but Gardner's team-mate Fernandez has been particularly strong. 

Fernandez finished in the top ten during testing more often than not, and will be a name to watch on the opening race weekend. 

The Spaniard said: "I’m very happy with how the test went in general. Today, at midday, we struggled a bit more, but in the afternoon, we did a race simulation and I felt good.

"We are ready for the first race, although some details still have to be polished. I’m grateful for the team that I have, which transmits such calm to me and are so patient with me."

 

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