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07/06/2022 News

Gardner and Fernandez in the points

Catalunya, Spain, June 7th 2022 - For the first time this season Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez were both in the points. An encouraging result for the KTM Tech 3 team.


Remy Gardner achieved his best result in Barcelona since making his MotoGP debut with a solid performance. The Moto2 World Champion took the chequered flag in eleventh position. “Remy stayed with the group chasing the leaders the whole race and even gained two more positions on the last lap to achieve his best result of the season," commented Hervé Poncharal. “This shows he was feeling good and was fresh enough to be able to push all the way to the chequered flag, which is a huge improvement for him. Remy finished only six seconds behind Oliveira who won here last year. It's very encouraging.” As for Raul Fernandez, he took his first ever point in the premier class. “I'm happy with the result but I would have liked to have felt better on the bike," admitted the Spaniard. “I had a lot of trouble moving in the more technical sections."


Toni Arbolino rode a solid race from eighteenth on the grid to move up to tenth place at the finish. This was despite receiving a long lap penalty for cutting the second corner at the start of the race. “I'm happy with the pace that I managed to keep until the end," commented the Elf rider. “It was not an easy weekend because I had a hard time finding a good feeling on the bike. But it was a bit better in the race after the changes we made to the set-up in the warm up.” Lady Luck once again failed to favour Sam Lowes. The Elf rider has not managed to get across the final finish line since the Argentinean Grand Prix. In Catalunya, it was again a crash that put an end to his race, with just three laps to go, while he was fighting for seventh place with the Japanese rider Ogura. "I lost the front. I'm sorry for that mistake because we really needed to finish this race," said Lowes, who had qualified in sixth position.


Deniz Öncü was back in the top five at the Catalunya Grand Prix. Qualifying on the front row of the grid, for much of the race the Elf rider was confident of a podium finish. “I had the pace, but I lacked a little something at the end of the race," he explained. “The good thing is that I scored some big points in the championship". This has allowed him to move up to fifth place in the overall standings. Starting from the back of the grid, Adrian Fernandez made a superb recovery to snatch ninth place at the flag. “The first few laps were crazy," commented the Spaniard. “I had a very good pace and I was able to overtake a lot of riders ahead of me. I'm proud of the race I did today.” 


Remy Gardner


23rd (8 point)

Raul Fernandez


24th (1 point)


Sam Lowes


14th (35 points)

Tony Arbolino


5th (89 points)


Deniz Öncü


5th (82 points)

Adrian Fernandez


21st (20 points)