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- Fernández has to win in Cheste and for Gardner to fall
- Fernández's future in KTM is resolved after finding a place for his brother
The MotoGP World Championship comes to an end this coming weekend in Valencia and finally only one of the world championships will be resolved in the last race. It is about Moto2, where Raúl Fernández still has some hope of avoiding Remy Gardner's alirón, although it is very complicated.
After Gardner's victory at Portimao, the difference is 23 points in favor of the Australian. If we take into account that the maximum that can be achieved in a Grand Prix is 25, we can get an idea of the miracle that Raúl Fernández needs if he wants to do the machado and take the title.
Fernández has to win in Cheste and for Gardner to fall
Raúl Fernández has to win the race. That is the basic and indispensable condition to have any title option. If Fernández doesn't win, Gardner will be champion no matter what he does. If Fernández wins, it is enough for Gardner to finish thirteenth to sentence his first world title.
In other words, Fernandez needs to win the race and for Gardner to fall to be world champion. Considering the pace of the Ajo Motorsport Kalex, it seems virtually impossible for Gardner to finish fourteenth or worse without a prior incident.
Mathematics says it is practically impossible, but there is some reason for hope for Fernández. If Spanish needs something, it is a chaotic race, and it seems that it can be: There is a forecast of rain for the days of both Saturday and Sunday. Water would be Fernández's ally.
If Fernández won the World Cup would be the first to get in his debut seasonIf we ignore Toni Elías, who did it in 2010, the first year of Moto2's existence. If Gardner wins, he will be the first Australian with a World Cup since Casey Stoner in 2011.
Fernández's future in KTM is resolved after finding a place for his brother
It will be good for Fernández to face this race knowing that his future within KTM is already resolved. He will race in MotoGP with the Tech3, and he will also be a structural partner of his little brother, Adrián Fernández, who was confirmed this weekend. KTM has had to make bobbin lace to fulfill Raúl Fernández's requests.
KTM had to remove Daniel Holgado from Tech3 to make his debut directly in the Ajo Motorsport team with Jaume Masià, and thus leave the gap free at Tech3 for Fernández to be Deniz Öncü's partner. The big losers are the Colombian David Alonso and the Brazilian Diogo Moreira, who were playing that position.