The Australian Remy Gardner will make the switch from Moto2 to MotoGP in 2022, signing for Tech3 KTM.
The 23-year-old is the son of the 1987 world champion Wayne Gardner, and currently leads the Moto2 World Championship by 6 points over KTM Ajo teammate Raul Fernandez. He has taken five podiums from the first six rounds, with his first win coming at Mugello over the weekend.
Gardner said following the news: “I’m extremely happy that KTM have given me this opportunity. It’s a dream come true for me and what we have worked for up until this point. It’s an incredible chance for me and I cannot wait to ride the bike. I just want to thank KTM for believing in me.”
“Right now we need to focus on finishing 2021 in a strong way. I want to thank also everyone who has supported me to reach MotoGP. We’re just getting started.”
It seems likely that Iker Lecuona is now without a ride for 2022, with the Spaniard having a less than impressive sophomore year.