Can you inherit talent? If your father or mother is among the best in the world in a sports discipline, does it mean you’ve got a chance of being among the best, too? If motor racing is anything to go by, the answer is yes.
From the Andretti family (Mario, Michael) to the Unser (Al and Al Jr), Hill (Graham and Damon) and Villeneuve (Gilles and Jacques) families, the theory seems to hold up. In motorcycle track racing too, there are plenty of examples.
This year, one more example comes courtesy of the Moto2 World Championship win by Remy Gardner, son of Wayne, 500-class champion in 1987 with Honda. Gardner got the better of Raul Fernandez, with 311 points, more than 17 for each race on the calendar.