New MotoGP rider for 2022, Remy Gardner, enters round eight of the 2021 Moto2 season with an increased championship lead of 11 points following his back-to-back wins in Italy and Spain. 

The victories in Mugello and Catalunya were the Australian’s second and third career Moto2 wins, whilst also his first of this season. 

Given the recent form shown by both Gardner and team-mate Raul Fernandez - have been a class above the rest with three consecutive one-twos, both Red Bull KTM Ajo riders will be favourites for similar results at this weekend’s German GP. 

Sachsenring is a fairly unique track when it comes to the current crop of MotoGP races. The German layout is extremely tight and anti-clockwise, resulting in ten of the 14 corners behind left-handers. 

And while Gardner described it as ‘similar to that of a karting circuit’, it’s one he enjoys nonetheless as claiming a top five finish is the objective.

"I spent the week off wakeboarding, doing some trial training, and other days I went out for a run. It was a few days of relaxing a little," said Gardner.

"Now it's time to work and face the last back-to-back races before the summer break. It will be important to get through these two contests with plenty of points, as we were doing at the last few rounds. 

"The layout of Sachsenring is similar to that of a karting circuit: The first sector is very small, although I quite like the final part. 

"There are a lot of left hand corners, so let's see how it goes there. The goal is once again to enter the Top 5, without making any mistakes, and achieve the best possible result."