MotoGP News: KTM admits that they will fight hard to keep Raul Fernandez, but they can release the rider if a team is willing to pay compensation.
Separate even though they are under one roof. Maybe that’s the right sentence to compare KTM’s relationship with Raul Fernandez recently.
At the end of the 2021 season, he seemed less enthusiastic when he was promoted to MotoGP with Tech3. From there, Fernandez also seems to have had the intention to leave.
The issue that was widely heard in the MotoGP paddock said that the young Spaniard would join RNF Racing. To note, next year the team from Malaysia will change the motor from Yamaha to Aprilia.
The change in the motor actually doesn’t really have much effect on Fernandez’s transfer plan. The problem is, KTM is reluctant to let Fernandez off the hook. They want to get some kind of compensation for the release of the contract with a large amount.
Stefan Pierer as CEO of Pierer Mobility AG – the holder of the KTM, Husqvarna, and GasGas brands – revealed that next season Tech3 will appear in MotoGP with GasGas motorbikes.
In 2023, Tech3 will be strengthened by Pol Espargaro and will reportedly be paired with Remy Gardner. This of course makes Raul Fernandez’s future in the premier class even more bleak.
“We’ve tried our best with Raul Fernandez. However, the atmosphere was already very bad. He has let us down,” Pierer was quoted as saying by Speedweek.com
“We’ve tried everything, even bringing his younger brother to Moto3. We were expecting a lot from him. But of course disappointment is part of this sport.”
KTM reportedly asked for money in the amount of 1 million euros (approximately Rp. 15 billion) if there was a team that intended to bring Fernandez.
“I don’t know the exact number. I just told Pit Beirer (KTM Racing Director) that there is something to be paid, as happens in football,” Pierer said.
“We’ve invested a lot of money in Fernandez. We took him from the Rookies Cup to MotoGP. However, this year he was not able to achieve good results, “he concluded.
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