After a long and hard-fought battle with his Red Bull KTM Ajo teammate Raul Fernandez, Remy Gardner has finally put both hands on the Moto2™ World title thanks to a P10 finish at the Motul Grand Prix of Valencia. It’s the perfect way to say goodbye to the intermediate class as he prepares for life as a MotoGP™ rider in 2022, and you can check out some of the key stats behind his title-winning campaign below.
1st- Remy Gardner is the first Australian rider to clinch the Moto2™ title and the second to do so in the intermediate category of GP racing along with Kel Carruthers in 1969.
2nd- In addition, with his father Wayne crowned World Champion in the 500cc class in 1987, they are the second father/ son World Champions, along with MotoGP™ Legends Kenny Roberts and Kenny Roberts Jr.
5- With five wins in the intermediate category, Remy Gardner is tied with Casey Stoner in second place in the list of the most successful Australian rider in the class behind Kel Carruthers (7 wins). The Moto2™ World Champion's first victory came at the Portuguese GP in 2020.
5- The number of fastest race laps set by the Australian in Moto2™.
6- The number of pole positions earned by Gardner during his World Championship career. All six have come in Moto2™, the first at Assen in 2019.
7th- Remy Gardner is the seventh different Australian rider to clinch a GP world title along with Casey Stoner (two titles), Mick Doohan (5), Kel Carruthers (1), Tom Phillis (1), Keith Campbell (1) and his father Wayne Gardner (1).
8th- Aged 23 years and 263 days old, Gardner is the eighth youngest rider to clinch the title in Moto2™, behind Alex Marquez (23 years 194 days old).
11- Remy Gardner has won five races in 2021, three less than his teammate Raul Fernandez. However, he is the rider with joint-most podiums in Moto2™ this season, with 12 podiums, equal to his rookie teammate.
113 - The number of Grand Prix the Australian has competed in.
Congratulations on your well-deserved success Remy!