09/16/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2020 07:31
The Red Bull KTM Ajo team and the KTM GP Academy are excited to welcome 22-year old Remy Gardner into their Moto2 line-up for the 2021 FIM World Championship. The Australian will attempt his sixth term in the category with the full backing of Red Bull and the Ajo Motorsport crew as he continues to make strides at Grand Prix level.
Gardner has almost 100 Grands Prix of experience despite his young age and across a spread of machinery in Moto3 and Moto2. He has been a lively, fast and spectacular presence in the intermediate category since 2016 and made the breakthrough to be a podium challenger in 2019 when he grasped his first trophy in Argentina. He has already climbed the rostrum in 2020 - at the Grand Prix of Styria - and has notched two Pole Positions as he progresses with his education at the highest level.
Already renowned for his all-out riding style and dedication, Gardner now joins Aki Ajo's knowledgeable and proven set-up, and under the watchful gaze of the KTM GP Academy that has promoted two riders to the MotoGP structure in the last two seasons. Aki Ajo has overseen two Moto2 world championship title and two runner-up distinctions in the last six years; helping in the development of current Red Bull KTM racers Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder.
Remy Gardner: 'I am very happy to be signing this contract for the team of my dreams. I am proud to be part of the Red Bull and KTM family, and of Aki's structure. I want to thank all of them for giving me this opportunity for 2021. I also thank all those who have helped me to get here. I can't wait to start working with them next year and I hope that together we can do some amazing things.'
Aki Ajo (Team Principal): 'I'm very happy to have Remy in our project next year. He is a young talent, but at the same time he has extensive experience in the FIM World Championship. This combination of abilities is perfect for our project of developing riders. We are looking forward to working together next season. I know that Remy has something special compared to the rest of the competitors: he has great talent, a good feel for the bike and is a born fighter. I hope that, as a team, we can give him a boost during the season for the style that comes naturally to him. I am personally very excited to have Remy with us, and about what 2021 has in store.'
Pit Beirer (KTM Motorsports Director): 'I'm really pleased that Remy is coming under our umbrella. We think he is a special rider and we have seen some strong and exciting skills in his race performances over the years. We think with Aki's experience we can help him to make the next important step in his career.'