Remy places third on opening day at Assen for the #DutchGP
The Red Bull KTM Ajo duo contended with mixed conditions on the opening day of the Dutch Grand Prix, after rain appeared at Assen in the early afternoon. In the morning, on a dry track, Remy Gardner showed his form by taking third on Friday’s combined timesheets and earning a provisional spot in tomorrow’s Qualifying 2.
The day got off to a good start for the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 duo, with both riders running a strong and competitive pace in FP1. Remy was in third position, stopping the clock at 1:37.132 on his 18th and last attempt.
In the afternoon, wet conditions emerged for FP2, due to the onset of rain hours before the session. Both Remy and teammate Fernandez decided to take things calmly, avoiding excessive risks considering the state of the surface. The Australian finished 18th with a time of 1:49.845 after 18 laps.
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 pair will have a final Free Practice session on Saturday morning in which to prepare their bikes for qualifying. Q1 is scheduled for 3:10 PM local time and Q2 at 3:35 PM.
#87 REMY GARDNER
“It was a strange day, due to the rain in the afternoon. However, in the morning, in dry conditions, we felt good and we were quite fast, setting a strong pace. In the afternoon, the track was in wet conditions and we found it more difficult to ride. Tomorrow we will try to take a step forward in this regard. Even so, the positive point is that I feel comfortable, things are going well, and we will see how the rest of the weekend goes.”