The present Moto2 world championship chief will stay within the KTM fold to make his premier class debut, whereas additionally returning to Tech three having competed for the French group in 2017 and 2018 within the intermediate class.
Contemporary from his first win of the 2021 Moto2 marketing campaign final day trip in Mugello, Gardner will even observe within the footsteps of his father Wayne, who received the 1987 500cc world title in a top-class profession which ran between 1983 to 1992.
Gardner is of course delighted with the deal understanding his MotoGP future is secured, which means he can deal with combating for this yr’s Moto2 world title.
“I’m extraordinarily pleased that KTM have given me this chance. It’s a dream come true for me and what we’ve labored for up till this level,” Gardner, who leads the Moto2 standings by six factors, stated. “It’s an unbelievable likelihood for me and I can not wait to experience the bike.
“I simply wish to thank KTM for believing in me. Proper now we have to deal with ending 2021 in a powerful method. I wish to thank additionally everybody who has supported me to succeed in MotoGP. We’re simply getting began.”
Gardner additionally turns into the newest title to succeed in MotoGP in KTM’s rider academy ladder, following on from present KTM MotoGP manufacturing facility riders Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder. On Tuesday, Binder agreed a new three-year deal to stay with the factory KTM squad till the tip of 2024.
“It’s an actual pleasure for us to deliver Remy to MotoGP subsequent season as a result of we knew about his pace and talent for Moto2 and he has confirmed that potential,” Pit Beirer, KTM’s motorsport director, stated.
“We imagine there’s way more to return from him and it’s necessary he has this chance to continue to grow. Remy is a typical racer. He’s super-determined and by no means offers up. He’s thrilling to look at and we’re wanting ahead to working with him on this subsequent step.
“Once more, we’re additionally displaying that the KTM GP Academy can provide the fitting alternative for riders that wish to go all the way in which.”
Remy Gardner, Crimson Bull KTM Ajo
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With Tech three signing up Gardner for 2022, it means both Iker Lecuona or Danilo Petrucci is about to go away the group on the finish of this season.
Lecuona joined Tech three from the ultimate spherical of the 2019 MotoGP season, whereas Petrucci arrived from the manufacturing facility Ducati squad at first of this yr.
“Though we’re flat out into our 2021 marketing campaign, having achieved six races with fairly good outcomes on the final two rounds, we as properly additionally must suppose what will probably be our future,” Herve Poncharal, Tech three group supervisor, stated.
“Winston Churchill stated, to manipulate is to foresee and I believe we’ve to consider what might be the perfect line up for 2022.
“With Crimson Bull and KTM we’ve an unbelievable software, ranging from the Rookies Cup, going to the Moto3 world championship groups after which after all the official Moto2 group and subsequently it was necessary to safe Remy Gardner, who’s now main the Moto2 world championship, having received the final spherical in Mugello in a really good method.
“It was sensible and good to safe him and to present him the prospect to lastly attain his dream, which is driving in MotoGP. We’re very proud, pleased and assured to welcome Remy. We imagine he will probably be a powerful asset to the KTM MotoGP line up and I believe having taken this determination goes to assist Remy to focus 100% on his Moto2 world championship and also will assist us, the Tech three KTM Manufacturing unit Racing Crew, to deal with our 2021 season.”