Remy reflects on tricky Jerez testing, and looks to Qatar to find further improvements
The Tech3 Racing Team riders Remy Gardner and Xavi Vierge rounded off the competitive three-day IRTA test in Andalucía with two solid displays having completed more vital preparation work for the 2017 campaign.
Remy pushed hard to continue to gel with his Moto2 bike before finishing seven-tenths back from his teammate, having cut 0.630 from his best lap on the first day.
The positive work leaves both riders eager for the final pre-season test, which starts on the 17th of March at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar, with the season opener taking place one week afterwards.
Position: 27th – Time: 1’43.752 – Laps: 139
Gardner – 2017“The team and I did our best throughout the three days in Jerez but it has been a bit tricky here and we couldn’t get to where we wanted to. There is work to be done, and we need to remain focused so that we can decide which direction to head towards next in order to get the best out of the bike. Our biggest issue today was that we couldn’t get the Mistral to stop pushing the front. So now, we have to rethink our strategy and then try again in Qatar in one week. Thanks to the guys for their efforts and I am looking forward to getting back on the Mistral soon.”