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Gardner “expected worse” from KTM MotoGP bike

Reigning Moto2 world champion Remy Gardner admits he “expected worse” from the KTM MotoGP bike he rode last week at the post-season Jerez test ahead of his 2022 rookie campaign.

"Moral champion" Fernandez feels team stood in way of his Moto2 title bid

MotoGP rookie Raul Fernandez believes he is “morally champion” of the 2021 Moto2 season and suggests the Ajo KTM squad stood in his way during his title tilt.

“Chip change” in 2020 helped Gardner to Moto2 title success

Remy Gardner admitted there were points where he thought his career was over in recent years but "changing my chip" in 2020 helped him to his 2021 Moto2 title.

Moto2 Valencia: Gardner bags title as rival Fernandez wins race

Remy Gardner is the 2021 Moto2 world champion after finishing a safe 10th in a Valencia Grand Prix finale won by title rival and Ajo team-mate Raul Fernandez.

Moto2 Algarve: Gardner closes in on title after beating Fernandez

Remy Gardner closed in on the Moto2 world title after seeing off championship rival Raul Fernandez to win the Algarve Grand Prix.

Emilia Romagna Moto2: Victory for Lowes as title protagonists suffer setbacks

Marc VDS’ Sam Lowes claimed Moto2 victory in a dramatic Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as Raul Fernandez crashed out and title rival Remy Gardner was hit with a penalty.

Americas Moto2: Raul Fernandez in control at COTA as Gardner crashes

Raul Fernandez dominated the Grand Prix of the Americas to boost his Moto2 championship hopes after Ajo team-mate and points leader Remy Gardner crashed.

Motorcycle racing’s steps to a safer future after its latest tragedy

The motorsport world is mourning the loss of Dean Berta Vinales after he died in a multi-rider crash during a World Supersport 300 race at Jerez last weekend. As the third teenager to be killed across the smaller bike classes this year alone, calls for immediate safety change have become clear to break the cycle of tragedy

Misano Moto2: Fernandez holds off Gardner for consecutive wins

Raul Fernandez battled through a wrist injury to claim back-to-back victories in Moto2 after fending off Ajo Motorsport team-mate Remy Gardner in the San Marino Grand Prix.

Yamaha eyeing Moto2 entry with its Master Camp

Yamaha MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis has confirmed to Autosport that the marque has been working on an entry in the Moto2 World Championship for several months now.

Aragon Moto2: Fernandez overcomes broken hand for assured victory

An injured Raul Fernandez dominated the Moto2 Aragon Grand Prix for the fifth win of the Ajo KTM rookie’s season after a late crash for poleman Sam Lowes.

Acosta seals Moto2 promotion with KTM for 2022

Star Moto3 rookie Pedro Acosta's promotion to the Moto2 World Championship in 2022 has been confirmed by KTM.

British Moto2: Gardner fends off Bezzecchi for victory as Fernandez crashes

Remy Gardner emerged on top in a race-long duel with Marco Bezzecchi to claim victory in the British Moto2 round at Silverstone, as his team-mate and chief title rival Raul Fernandez suffered a costly retirement.

Triumph extends Moto2 engine supply deal for three more years

British manufacturer Triumph has announced it will continue to supply engines in the Moto2 class of the MotoGP World Championship for at least three more years.

Austrian Moto2: Fernandez fends off Ogura for fourth win of 2021

MotoGP-bound Raul Fernandez fended off fellow Moto2 rookie Ai Ogura to win the Austrian Grand Prix and close in on his championship leading Ajo KTM team-mate Remy Gardner.

Styrian Moto2: Bezzecchi wins as Gardner, Fernandez hit trouble

Valentino Rossi protégé Marco Bezzecchi claimed his first Moto2 win of the year in a dramatic Styrian Grand Prix as main title rivals Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez hit trouble.

Assen Moto2: Fernandez leads Gardner home for Ajo KTM 1-2 finish

Raul Fernandez recovered from an early mistake to lead a Ajo KTM 1-2 in the Moto2 Dutch Grand Prix as his links to a MotoGP ride for 2022 intensify.

German Moto2: Remy Gardner takes dominant win as Fernandez crashes

MotoGP-bound Remy Gardner dominated the Moto2 German Grand Prix to extend his championship lead after Ajo KTM team-mate Raul Fernandez crashed out early on.

KTM and Ajo Motorsport continue partnership in Moto2, Moto3

Aki Ajo’s hugely successful Moto2 and Moto3 teams will continue to be KTM’s factory entrant in those categories of the MotoGP World Championship through to 2026.

KTM MotoGP boss: Raul Fernandez wants to stay in Moto2

KTM has cast doubt on hotshot Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez stepping up to MotoGP in 2022 as the Spaniard “said he wanted to stay one more year in Moto2”.

Catalunya Moto2: Gardner passes team-mate Fernandez for victory

Remy Gardner extended his lead in the Moto2 points standings after emerging on top in a straight duel with Ajo KTM team-mate Raul Fernandez at the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona.

Italian Moto2: Gardner edges team-mate Fernandez for Mugello victory

Remy Gardner beat Ajo KTM team-mate Raul Fernandez by 0.014 seconds in a thrilling late battle for victory in the Moto2 Italian Grand Prix as Sam Lowes crashed.

French Moto2: Fernandez converts maiden pole to victory

Ajo KTM Moto2 rookie Raul Fernandez converted a maiden pole to victory in a tense French Grand Prix as team-mate Remy Gardner held onto his championship lead in second.

Jerez Moto2: Di Giannantonio claims dominant maiden win

Gresini Racing’s Fabio Di Giannantonio dominated the Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix to claim an emotional maiden win in the intermediate class.

Portimao Moto2: Rookie Fernandez scores maiden win as Lowes crashes

A late charge from Raul Fernandez earned the rookie a maiden Moto2 win at the Portuguese Grand Prix as championship leader Sam Lowes retired after a scary high-side.

Doha Moto2: Lowes keeps Gardner at bay for second successive win

Sam Lowes fended off Remy Gardner to claim his second-successive win in 2021 in a tense Moto2 Doha Grand Prix, as rookie Raul Fernandez bagged his first podium.

Qatar Moto2: Lowes dominates as Gresini scores emotional podium

Sam Lowes dominated the Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix for his seventh career win, while Fabio Di Giannantonio gave the Gresini team an emotional podium in third.

Moto2 Qatar test: Lowes pips Bezzecchi by 0.013s

Sam Lowes ends the final Moto2 test of the 2021 pre-season fastest of all, pipping Valentino Rossi protégé Marco Bezzecchi by 0.013 seconds on the final day.

Dixon: "Touch-and-go" if I could race again after Valencia Moto2 crash

Petronas Sprinta Moto2 rider Jake Dixon has revealed the broken wrist he suffered in a crash during last year's European Grand Prix put his racing career under threat

Moto2, Moto3 tests moved to Qatar to create 'safe' pre-season plan

The 2021 Moto2 and Moto3 pre-season tests have been moved from Jerez to Qatar in mid-March in a bid to "create the safest and most efficient" pre-season programme

Moto2 Portugal: Bastianini crowned champion, Gardner takes maiden win

MotoGP-bound Enea Bastianini has won the 2020 Moto2 world title as Remy Gardner took his maiden race victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix finale

Valencia Moto2: Martin wins thriller, Bastianini extends points lead

Jorge Martin snatched victory from Hector Garzo in a thrilling end to the Valencia Grand Prix, with a four-rider Moto2 title battle on the cards for the Portugal finale

European Moto2: Bezzecchi dominates; Lowes crash hands Bastianini points lead

Marco Bezzecchi dominated the Moto2 European Grand Prix while fourth-placed Enea Bastianini took the lead in the championship after a crash for Sam Lowes

Rainey: Beaubier’s heart "in the right spot" for Moto2 move

MotoGP legend Wayne Rainey says MotoAmerica champion Cameron Beaubier's motivation for moving to Moto2 in 2021 was confirmation to him his "heart was in the right spot"

Teruel Moto2: Lowes takes title lead with Teruel win

Ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes vaulted into the lead of the Moto2 standings after securing a dominant lights-to-flag victory in the Teruel Grand Prix

Vinales backs MotoAmerica champion Beaubier to be strong in Moto2

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales believes MotoAmerica champion Cameron Beaubier "will do really good" when he makes his Moto2 debut in 2021

MotoAmerica champion Beaubier makes step up to Moto2

Reigning MotoAmerica Superbike champion Cameron Beaubier will return to the grand prix paddock in 2021 after signing a deal to join the American Racing Team in Moto2

Aragon Moto2: Lowes wins as Bastianini takes points lead after VR46 duo crash

Sam Lowes won his second successive Moto2 race in a dramatic Aragon Grand Prix as crashes for Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi blew the title fight wide open

Moto3 points leader Arenas to step up to Moto2 with Aspar

Current Moto3 points leader Albert Arenas will step up to the Moto2 class in 2021 with his current Aspar squad alongside Aron Canet

French Moto2: Lowes wins at Le Mans after Dixon crashes from lead

Ex-Aprilia MotoGP rider Sam Lowes scored his first Moto2 win since 2016 at Le Mans, aided by fellow Briton Jake Dixon crashing out of the lead

Marini escapes serious injury from monster crash in French Moto2 practice

Moto2 championship leader Luca Marini has escaped serious injury after suffering a violent highside during FP2 for the French Grand Prix, which required him to be taken to hospital

Catalan Moto2: Marini beats Lowes to extend championship lead

VR46 rider Luca Marini extended his championship lead after prevailing in a tense battle with Marc VDS' Sam Lowes in the Moto2 Catalan Grand Prix

Emilia Romagna Moto2: Bastianini wins shortened race

MotoGP-bound Enea Bastianini won a shortened Moto2 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to close in on the world championship lead after points leader Luca Marini finished fourth

Moto2 San Marino: Marini beats Bezzecchi at Misano to extend points lead

Luca Marini prevailed in a battle with VR46 team-mate Marco Bezzecchi to claim victory in the 900th intermediate class race in the Moto2 San Marino Grand Prix

KTM Ajo Moto2 front-runner Martin tests positive for COVID-19

KTM Ajo Moto2 rider Jorge Martin has become the first grand prix rider to test positive for COVID-19

Moto2 Styria: Martin track limits mistake hands first win to Bezzecchi

Jorge Martin was robbed of a Styrian Grand Prix Moto2 victory after he exceeded track limits on the last lap, gifting a maiden win to VR46 rider Marco Bezzecchi

Austria Moto2: Martin wins after race red-flagged for massive crash

Jorge Martin dominated a shortened Austrian Grand Prix to claim his first Moto2 win, after the race was red-flagged for a horror incident for Hafizh Syahrin

Moto2 Czech Republic: Bastianini takes championship lead with Brno victory

Enea Bastianini put in an imperious performance in the Moto2 Czech Grand Prix to claim his second win of the season and take the lead in the championship

Moto2 Andalusia: Bastianini dominates for maiden win

Enea Bastianini dominated the Andalusian Grand Prix to claim his first Moto2 victory, while a hobbled Tetsuta Nagashima recovered to 11th to hold his championship lead

Moto2 Spain: Rossi protege Marini eases to victory at Jerez

Valentino Rossi protege Luca Marini eased to victory in Moto2's first race in four months at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez

The rider beginning MotoGP's long-awaited American revolution Plus

The rider beginning MotoGP's long-awaited American revolution

After two tough seasons in Moto2, a change of team and the arrival of John Hopkins in his camp helped Joe Roberts to claim a first pole in Qatar and achieve his best showing to date in the race. Could he be the long awaited new American hope for grand prix motorcycle racing?

"Win or crash" only options for Moto2 Qatar race winner Nagashima

Qatar Moto2 Grand Prix winner Tetsuta Nagashima says qualifying 14th meant he had to think "like a beast" from the race start, with "win or crash" his only options

Moto2 Qatar: Red Bull KTM Ajo's Nagashima takes first win from 14th

Red Bull KTM Ajo's Tetsuta Nagashima came through from 14th to grab a surprise emotional maiden Moto2 win in a frantic Qatar Grand Prix

Roberts pips Marini to Qatar Moto2 pole as both set identical times

Joe Roberts became the first American to qualify on pole in Moto2 since 2010 after beating Luca Marini in qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix - with both setting identical laptimes

Roberts beats Losail lap record to lead Qatar Moto2 practice

American Racing Team rider Joe Roberts usurped the Losail lap record to end Moto2 Friday practice for the Qatar Grand Prix fastest on combined timesheets

Moto2 Marc VDS pick Augusto Fernandez for Johann Zarco-linked ride

Moto2 squad Marc VDS has replaced the Honda MotoGP-bound Alex Marquez with Augusto Fernandez, increasing the liklihood that Johann Zarco will sign for Avintia in MotoGP

Is Alex Marquez more than just a 'brother of...'? Plus

Is Alex Marquez more than just a 'brother of...'?

Both Marquez brothers enjoyed title success in 2019 - with Marc triumphing again in MotoGP and Alex winning Moto2. But for the latter, it has been a painful journey back to glory, riding in the shadow of his brother's success

Marc Marquez's brother Alex wins 2019 Moto2 world championship

Alex Marquez sealed the 2019 Moto2 world championship by finishing second to Brad Binder and beating his other main rival Tom Luthi in the Malaysian Grand Prix

Marquez hails younger brother Alex's "once in a lifetime" Moto2 save

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez says he was "surpassed" by brother Alex's save in Moto2 practice at for the Japanese Grand Prix, which he described as "once in a lifetime"

Aprilia MotoGP tester Smith to return to Moto2 class at Silverstone

Aprilia MotoGP test rider Bradley Smith will return to the Moto2 class in place of the injured Khairul Idham Pawi at the Petronas SRT squad for next weekend's Silverstone round