Tech3 has introduced the tenure of Remy Gardner for the 2022 MotoGP season and one other member of the KTM GP Academy might accompany him since rumors evoke the arrival of Raúl Fernández, writer of an excellent first season in Moto2. With already two successes to his credit score, the Spaniard occupies second place within the class, behind a Gardner who’s already his teammate this 12 months, and he would even be coveted by the Petronas staff, which begins to search for options within the occasion of retirement. by Valentino Rossi.
Stefan Pierer, CEO of KTM, desires Raúl Fernández to stay linked to the model and talked about a couple of days in the past the potential of making him compete for a second season in Moto2 relatively than selling him in MotoGP. Phrases supported by Pit Beirer, who believes that Danilo Petrucci and Iker Lecuona, the present Tech3 pilots, are nonetheless within the working for the free place within the French construction. The boss of KTM Motorsport even assures that Fernández favors a continuation of his apprenticeship in Moto2.
“In the mean time there will not be too many actions as a result of the final time I spoke to Raúl, two weeks in the past, he advised me he needed to remain yet another 12 months in Moto2”, Beirer stated in an unique interview with Motorsport.com. “It additionally permits us to maintain our calm, after what we have now determined for Remy. We consider in him and since we introduced his promotion, he has been even stronger. It is good to see, it gave him a confidence enhance. “
“However we even have two superb riders at Tech3 with Iker and Danilo. We each like them and nonetheless suppose we’ve not completed the job. So we’d like some progress for Miguel. [Oliveira] and Brad [Binder], however we even have the target of advancing Iker and Danilo. So there’s not less than an opportunity that they may keep within the squad and Raúl will proceed in Moto2, and perhaps Pedro Acosta in Moto3. We wish to take our time with this determination, so you will not have any affirmation or information from KTM for the subsequent few weeks. “
Pedro Acosta might play one other Moto3 season
KTM subsequently additionally needs to take the time with the opposite driver of its program who created the shock this 12 months, Pedro Acosta. The younger Spaniard dominated the Moto3 championship from his first 12 months within the class and above all left an impression with a sequence of three victories, every simply as spectacular as the subsequent, initially of the season, exceptional for such a younger rider. His world profession started with 4 podiums, a scenario that was additionally unprecedented.
Regardless that Acosta’s subsequent three races have been much less sensible, every time concluded between seventh and eighth place, a promotion in Moto2 was talked about, the VR46 staff being visibly . Some even imagined a direct swap from Moto3 to MotoGP, like Jack Miller earlier than him. Nevertheless, KTM doesn’t wish to let his prodigy slip away and, like Fernández, he might lastly play a further season on the present stage.
“It’s a must to say ‘You might be 16 years outdated [17 depuis quelques jours, ndlr], take your time'”, emphasizes Beirer. “You do not have to undergo all of the classes shortly as a result of if you happen to have a look at the very best within the paddock, all of them spent a minimal of two years in Moto3 and two years in Moto2 earlier than getting on a MotoGP, and so they nonetheless have had a protracted profession since you see numerous riders nonetheless being good at MotoGP being over 30, 31 or 33. So if you happen to’re not even 20, you’ll be able to nonetheless spend ten years in MotoGP. is why we hold our cool, let the pilots develop and be taught. “
“We noticed that when individuals stated that Pedro needed to go straight to Moto2, he had two or three troublesome races. It is regular, he’ll be taught in a short time, however in the long run we additionally wish to hearken to the riders. not wish to rush them into every class, we wish to perceive what they and their mother and father are considering. The idea of this dialog can be on the facet. [d’Acosta]. If he says ‘I completely wish to get in Moto2’, perhaps we’ll hearken to him and make it attainable. If he desires to do one other 12 months in Moto3, we’ll hearken to him too. “
“However these younger drivers develop in a short time over the course of a season and we wish to give ourselves the time to make these selections. [le faire] in April or Might when individuals ask for it, as a result of a 16 12 months outdated boy can nonetheless develop tremendously between Might and November. “