The Red Bull KTM Ajo team and the KTM GP Academy are excited to welcome 22-year old Remy Gardner into their Moto2 line-up for the 2021 FIM World Championship. The Australian will attempt his sixth term in the category with the full backing of Red Bull and the Ajo Motorsport crew as he continues to make strides at Grand Prix level.
Gardner has almost 100 Grands Prix of experience despite his young age and across a spread of machinery in Moto3 and Moto2. He has been a lively, fast and spectacular presence in the intermediate category since 2016 and made the breakthrough to be a podium challenger in 2019 when he grasped his first trophy in Argentina. He has already climbed the rostrum in 2020 – at the Grand Prix of Styria – and has notched two Pole Positions as he progresses with his education at the highest level.
Already renowned for his all-out riding style and dedication, Gardner now joins Aki Ajo’s knowledgeable and proven set-up, and under the watchful gaze of the KTM GP Academy that has promoted two riders to the MotoGP structure in the last two seasons. Aki Ajo has overseen two Moto2 world championship title and two runner-up distinctions in the last six years; helping in the development of current Red Bull KTM racers Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder.
With Aussie racer Remy Gardner, winner of the Portimao Moto2 race, joining the Red Bull KTM Ajo team for the 2021 MotoGP season, CEO of MotoBatt, Manfred Chong is excited to be sponsoring the Ajo team once again, which he sees as a perfect fit for the MotoBatt brand.
Manfred explains, “I chose the Ajo team as because they are a reputable and well-organised racing team in Moto2 and Moto3 whose philosophy of hard work and innovation matches the ethos at MotoBatt. They also have an exceptional track record, and when I was researching which team to support for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, I was excited to partner with Mr Aki Ajo as I trust and respect what he has achieved in this top level of motorsport.”
Remy Gardner: “I am very happy to be signing this contract for the team of my dreams. I am proud to be part of the Red Bull and KTM family, and of Aki’s structure. I want to thank all of them for giving me this opportunity for 2021. I also thank all those who have helped me to get here. I can’t wait to start working with them next year and I hope that together we can do some amazing things.”
Aki Ajo, Team Principal: “I’m very happy to have Remy in our project next year. He is a young talent, but at the same time he has extensive experience in the FIM World Championship. This combination of abilities is perfect for our project of developing riders. We are looking forward to working together next season. I know that Remy has something special compared to the rest of the competitors: he has great talent, a good feel for the bike and is a born fighter. I hope that, as a team, we can give him a boost during the season for the style that comes naturally to him. I am personally very excited to have Remy with us, and about what 2021 has in store.”
MotoBatt continues their successful partnership with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team for a successive season, looking for better results in what will hopefully be a full season of racing.