Solid start in Qatar for Remy Gardner
The Tech3 Racing Team riders kicked off the opening round of the 2017 Moto2 World Championship with two tireless performances today under the floodlights aboard their Mistral 610 bikes.
Remy Gardner dug deep as he worked hard to improve the grip issues of his intermediate class bike before he wrapped up FP2 a mere 0.043 behind his teammate, with his time leaving him in 22nd in the combined standings. Both riders will seek to make further strides forward in tomorrow’s solitary Moto2 practice, which begins at 19:55 local time.
“We made some progress this afternoon from FP1, and I am positive about what we accomplished. The wind in the second session obviously didn’t help us, and I am still having a little bit of trouble with the front end of the bike as I am experiencing some chatter. However, the rear grip is good and Mistral is turning well which is what we were working to improve before. If we are able to amend the front end, then I am sure that we can have a good package. Overall, we are pleased with the work that we did and I look forward to getting back on the track tomorrow.”