Uphill opening day for recovering Remy at Barcelona
The Tech3 Racing duo Remy Gardner and Bo Bendsneyder initiated the seventh round of the 2018 Moto2 World Championship at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya cautiously today.
While Bendsneyder finished day one only half a second behind the top 15, Gardner was sitting on his Mistral 610 again, just six weeks after his heavy training accident, ready to fight his way back. Following 37 intense laps the Australian found himself only 0.401 seconds adrift of his teammate.
Position: 29th – Time: 1’45.782 – Laps: 37
“This was a pretty difficult day one. To be honest, I expected to be a bit faster, but everyone stepped up since I’ve been away. One second off before and you were in the top 20, one second now and you’re 22nd. I still have a bit of pain in my legs and was suffering at the end of the sessions with my fitness obviously. I guess this gives me a long weekend, but anyway, it’s good to be back and to be riding again. I think it was a good decision to return and starting the process of getting back on it. At the moment I just need more time, more laps and we just keep working for Sunday.”