The australian Remy Gardner (Kalex) achieved a victory, the fifth of the season, at the Algarve Grand Prix of Moto2 in the Portimao circuit, which practically guarantees you the title World Championship one race from the conclusion of the championship.
Gardner waited for the moment to attack Fernandez, which perhaps made a mistake in the choice of tires, as the Australian chose the hard rear compound while the Spaniard opted for the soft one, like the Italian Marco Bezzecchi, while Sam Lowes, Cameron Beauvier and Arón Canet also opted for the hard. To the australian three points are missing to mathematically proclaim himself world champion.
If Raúl Fernández proved to have pace and speed Throughout all the training sessions, he soon showed that it would also be the case in the race, because as soon as the traffic light went off he went out like an exhalation to “negotiate” the curve at the end of the straight and with a few meters of advantage over his immediate pursuer, his own teammate, the Australian Remy Gardner, followed by the Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex) and the Spanish Arón Canet (Boscoscuro).
End of the first round and Fernández already had almost six tenths of a second clear over Gardner and Bezzecchi, who took a lap to overtake the Australian, with a main group riding very, very uptight. The second lap already experienced the first loss, that of the Spanish Albert Arenas (Boscoscuro), who hit a strong “tumble” in turn fifteen of the route, although he was able to leave it on his own foot, but in pain. At the pace of Fernández’s fastest lap, replicated by Bezzecchi, those three riders were in the lead, with Gardner in a third position that was worth him to remain leader of the world championship and not risk making any mistakessince his immediate pursuers were already almost three seconds away.
With a solid and steady pace, Raúl Fernández tried to consolidate his seventh victory of the season, but Remy Gardner did not give his arm to twist and little by little he waited first for Bezzecchi’s error to overtake him, to go in search of the Spaniard, while behind them a quintet was formed with him American Cameron Beaubier (Kalex), the Spanish Arón Canet and Xavier Vierge (Kalex), the first to disappear due to fall, the British Sam Lowes (Kalex) and the Italian Fabio di Giannantonio (Kalex). And it was in the thirteenth lap in which Remy Gardner caught Raúl Fernández and surpassed him to take the lead of the race for the first time.
A few laps later the Marco Bezzecchi’s mistakes They made him first lose third place with Sam Lowes and later be overtaken by the American Cameron Beauvier and the Spaniard Arón Canet when he “slipped” from braking.
Remy Gardner stayed steady on his beat until seeing the checkered flag just over three seconds ahead of Raúl Fernández, who even saw second place in danger as Sam Lowes came dangerously close, third eight tenths of a second behind the Spaniard. Arón Canet got the fourth position, after beating Cameron Beauvier in the last lap, with Jorge Navarro seventh, Augusto Fernández (Kalex) in ninth position, Héctor Garzó (Kalex), twelfth, Marcos Ramírez (Kalex), fourteenth, and Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro), sixteenth.