Currently second in the Moto2 world championship, Raul Fernandez has spoken out about KTM’s decision to promote him to MotoGP for 2022. 

The Spanish sensation had made his desire of staying in Moto2 for an extra season known on numerous occasions.

But with Yamaha heavily interested in signing Fernandez for MotoGP, KTM took up its option on Fernandez and he will move to the premier-class alongside current Ajo team-mate Remy Gardner at Tech3 next year.

Following FP2 for the Austrian MotoGP today, round ten of the 2021 season, Fernandez touched on the subject by saying he doesn’t ‘have the same opinion’ as the Austrian team. 

Fernandez said: "In Spain we say ‘sometimes the life is hard’. I’m really happy for KTM to bring me this opportunity. 

"I think that the bike is incredible and it’s coming to be really competitive, but I don’t have the same opinion as KTM. 

"But, at the end this is life and we are big boys no? Sometimes it’s like this and is difficult, but I want to focus on Moto2 [for now]."

Fernandez was third fastest during today’s FP2 session, while current and future team-mate in MotoGP next year, Remy Gardner was quickest.