Remy looks back on inaugural Thailand GP weekend, taking 12th
Remy Gardner finished the first of the Moto2 flyaway in a terrific twelfth place at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand earlier today.
In what was the first ever #ThaiGP the #87 Mistral 610 rider kept a cool head in the soaring temperatures fighting hard throughout the 24 lap encounter to add another four points to his World Championship tally in front of more than 100,000 fans.
Steadily improving his pace through the various practice sessions and qualifying, Gardner proved once again he is a Sunday man after another lightning start and some aggressive overtakes in the first part of the race.
Pleased to be back in the points, Remy will look to altar his riding style in the coming races to try to overcome the lack of grip he has been suffering in recent races, and after being close to another top ten finish at the flag.
“I was happy enough with qualifying after putting in a decent lap, but we were still missing a couple of tenths. I really like the track and seemed pretty strong on the brakes so was confident for a good race. The race was very, very tough. I got an amazing start and used my head in turn three. Everyone went in there way too hot and I was able to sail through on the inside. I was wasting a lot of energy in the first seven or eight laps and although I gave my all to stay with Locatelli I just couldn’t as I was losing too much on the straight. In the end I was sliding a lot, but at least we got a couple of points, and came home with a respectable result. We definitely need to rethink for the next round, regarding setting and also my riding style which will hopefully bring us better results in the final four races.”