Fernandez wins Moto2 in Austria

by | Aug 16, 2021 | Sports | 0 comments

Raul Fernandez – Photo Credit: Flickr

Spain’s Raul Fernandez sped to a fourth win of the Moto2 season at the Austrian Grand Prix and closed the gap on his teammate Remy Gardner. Fernandez of Kalex produced a faultless ride to fend off race-long pressure from fellow-rookie Ai Ogura. 

Ogura finished in second place to take his first podium in Moto2 while Augusto Fernandez took third place for a third successive podium. Meanwhile, Gardner finished in seventh place with his lead over Raul Fernandez cut to just 19 points.

Spain’s Sergio Garcia of GasGas won the Moto3 event to narrow the gap on world championship leader Pedro Acosta. He produced an exhilarating last lap to overtake KTM’s Deniz Oncu of Turkey two turns from the end and crossed the line just 0.027s ahead of Oncu. 

It was Garcia’s third win of the season which leaves him 41 points behind the 17-year-old Acosta who finished at fourth place on his KTM, behind the Honda of Dennis Foggia of Italy.