Moto 2: The Championship Is Wide Open as They Head to Jerez for Round Four

Published on April 29, 2021
By Jack Hammersley

With six points separating the top three in the championship, round four looks set to be another thriller of race

Remy Gardner currently leads the championship with 56 points. Remy has finished on the podium in all three races so far, with two second places in Losail and third place in Portimão. Remy hasn’t had the greatest history at Jerez, with having a massive highside in 2019 and the start of the race causing the Australian a setback he wouldn’t recover from until 2020; and his two finishes at the circuit last year were seventh and fourteenth. Remy will be looking to turn his fortunes around at the Spanish circuit to maintain and extend his championship lead and also claim his first victory of the season.

Raul Fernandez will be coming into this round with great momentum taking his maiden Moto 2 career win last time out in Portugal. The Spaniard from Madrid will have great experience from the CEV Junior Championship and will be looking to take the championship from his team-mate Remy Gardner and also to take his second win of the season at his home Grand Prix.

It was a short-lived race for former championship leader Sam Lowes who highsided at turn one on the opening lap of the Portuguese Grand Prix. After a strong showing in all three weekends, the Brit will be looking to return to the top step of the podium in hopes of retaking the championship lead from the Red Bull KTM Ajo Team.

Marco Bezzecchi has not had the start of the season he was hoping to have, leading in all three races at the start of the race, only to fall back from the podium positions due to rear grip issues. The SKY VR46 Rider will be looking to put his stamp on the championship in Jerez, a track he took his maiden Moto 2 podium at last year. Marco is currently 20 points behind Remy with 36 points, can the Italian reduce the gap?

Inde Aspar Teams Aron Canet took his maiden Moto 2 podium last time out in Portimão and now heads to his home Grand Prix of Spain to continue this form. Aron took some impressive finishes and the Andalusian circuit last year, finishing fifth position in both races. Can the Boscoscuro rider take his maiden Moto 2 career win and assert himself in the title fight?

Italtrans Racing Team’s Joe Roberts was agonisingly close to the podium last time out in Portugal with Remy Gardner taking third place at the penultimate corner on the last lap. Joe will be looking to keep up the momentum heading into Jerez, a circuit which he he struggled at last year, finishing in 17th position in both races. Joe will be looking to turn his fortunes around at the Jerez circuit this weekend.

American Racing’s Cameron Beauiber took his first top ten finish of the season in the Portuguese Grand Prix, finishing in ninth position. The American from Rosevile showed some impressive speed during the Portuguese Grand Prix, but was unlucky with getting invloved in an incident between the two Honda Tea Asia riders, losing touch with the front group. With some good experience at the circuit from testing in winter, Cameron will be looking to improve his results and crack inside the top eight for the first time this season. Can Beaubier do it?

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