The name Raul Fernandez is on everyone’s lips. Both for his results on his Moto2 debut (3 wins and 6 podiums in the first 9 races) and for the rumors he has always denied that would bring him to MotoGP as early as next year. The Spaniard is enjoying his well-deserved rest and is taking the opportunity to talk about this year 2021, which started perfectly … or almost, as he emphasizes.
How do you rate the first half of the 2021 season?
“It was an incredible first half of the year. If we take away the mistake we made at the German GP, it was an almost perfect start considering that I was new to the class. Our results are a dream come true and I am very happy about them. “
What was the best moment in the first nine races?
“The best moment for me was Assen. After I made a mistake in Germany to get the win like we did, to fight back in the race, it gave me a lot of self-confidence. I can’t think of a better way to end the first half of the year. “
What was the key to adapting to the class so amazingly quickly?
“Every aspect influenced things and was important. However, The team and all the work we’ve done together over the past few seasons has been key to adapting to the class so quickly. “
What has the Red Bull KTM Ajo structure given you in these two seasons?
“The team gave me the opportunity and the tools I needed to reach my full potential. I have no words to thank them for all they have done. Aki was a pleasure growing up with; he helped me a lot. This year there will be good results that are the result of all my work so far and that is undoubtedly very important. “
What does it mean to you to have a strong teammate like Remy Gardner?
“Remy is a very experienced rider who has been racing in the Moto2 class for several seasons. I learned a lot from him at the beginning of the year. Now we’re both at the top and it’s nice that two team-mates find each other in this situation. However, Remy is very strong and it is not easy to beat him. “
What would you like to improve after the summer break?
“I want to continue as before. If we do, I am sure that we will take further steps forward. What I would most like to improve is my experience, but that can only be done if I compete in races and cover kilometers. “
What’s the goal for the rest of the season?
“The goal will be to keep winning races. In the end, that’s what motivates me to give one hundred percent in every unit, and I enjoy this sport the most. In the second half of the year, I want to keep fighting for more great results and we will work hard to make that happen. “
How are you going to spend the summer break?
“I would like to rest for a few weeks first, then go back to work and use the remaining time to train and prepare for the return of the competition. I have to switch off a little to come back hungry, to get on the bike and give one hundred percent like we’ve done so far. “