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Moto2, Remy Gardner in the footsteps of Kel Carruthers

Kel won the 250 cc class in 1969. In addition, with his father Wayne crowned World Champion in the 500cc class in 1987, they become the second father and son to both be World Champions, along with MotoGP Legends Kenny Roberts and Kenny Roberts Jr. 

Moto2: Remy Gardner in the footsteps of Kel Carruthers

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Remy Gardner is the first Australian rider to clinch the Moto2 title and the second to do so in the intermediate category of GP racing along with Kel Carruthers in 1969. 

Remy Gardner is the seventh different Australian rider to clinch a GP world title along with Casey Stoner (2), Mick Doohan (5), Kel Carruthers (1), Tom Phillis (1), Keith Campbell (1) and Remy's father Wayne Gardner (1). 

In addition, with his father Wayne crowned World Champion in the 500cc class in 1987, they become the second father and son to both be World Champions, along with MotoGP Legends Kenny Roberts and Kenny Roberts Jr. 

Aged 23 years and 263 days old, Gardner is the eighth youngest rider to clinch the title in Moto2, behind Alex Marquez (23 years 194 days old). 

With six wins in the intermediate category, Remy Gardner is the second most successful Australian rider in the intermediate class behind Kel Carruthers (7 wins).

Remy Gardner has won five races in 2021, three less than his teammate Raul Fernandez. However, he is tied with Fernandez as the riders most podiums in Moto2 this season, with 12.

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