The Australian rider Remy Gardner (Kalex) won the Algarve Grand Prix this Sunday and will arrive with 23 rental points at the last round of the World Championship, in Valencia next week, over the Spanish Raúl Fernández (Kalex), who was second in Portimao.
Gardner had a mathematical option to be champion of Portugal, where in April he took the lead in the third round of the season. Still in the lead, the Australian will have a simple match ball in Spanish territory, where Raúl Fernández will have to win to have a minimal chance of turning the World Cup upside down.
The Madrilenian started from pole and held on in that position in the first laps. Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex) interposed at times between the two contenders for the title, but the Australian did not take long to pass the Italian and go for the Spanish to shoot in the lead. Alone, the Australian celebrated his fifth victory.
Behind, Fernández could not prevent the escape of the World Cup leader and saved the second place before the push of the British Sam Lowes (Kalex), third. The also Spanish Arón Canet was fourth, ahead of Xavi Vierge and Jorge Navarro.