Remy races to thirteenth in the Malaysian rain
After the disappointment of crashing out of his home GP a week ago, Remy Gardner bounced back with a display of true aussie grit to finish 13th in Sunday’s 19 lap Malaysian Moto2 GP at the Sepang International circuit.
Confident and riding well from the opening Free Practice, the #87 Tasca Scuderia Racing rider qualified 9th, a stunning lap giving Remy his best ever grid position.
Race days in Malaysia are always a bit of a lottery weather wise and with a wet track Gardner knew it would be a test of skill throughout.
Forced wide and off the track early on, he dug deep and after finding his rhythm carved his way through the field to finish just outside of the top ten in thirteenth after splashing his way past his rivals.
“On one hand I am happy to be back in the points but I’m a racer and I wanted more. I made a good start and was up to 5th or 6th by the second corner but Baldassari took me wide at turn 3 which meant I dropped way back. I lost so much time and looking at my pace at the end of the race I was lapping pretty fast especially as it dried. I think I had the 5th fastest lap and only just short of the best. Who knows what could have been but for now I will enjoy the result. Thanks for all the support. One race to go – see you all in Valencia.”
Photo courtesy of the Tasca Scuderia GP Racing Team