Remy concludes final day of 2021 on track as Jerez test draws to a close
That’s a wrap for 2021 as the Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto hosted the final day of the MotoGP tests which were kicking off the 2022 campaign for the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing team.
Still hurt at the rib from yesterday’s session, Remy Gardner proved to be solid despite the pain and did not let his team down. In very windy conditions again, the Australian worked incredibly hard and spent a lot of time on track before a well-deserved winter break. Just like his teammate, today’s goal was to continue to adapt to his new equipment and gather as many information as possible for the team to be able to prepare the ideal bike for 2022. He completed 64 laps and finished the day in P22, with a best lap time of 1:38.728.
“For sure, it’s been tough two days, physically mainly and also I was trying to learn the bike. But I had a lot of fun and step by step we are getting to understand the bike better and every time, we improved quite a bit. The lap time for us wasn’t really the main goal here, it was just understanding the bike, working with used tyres and trying to understand the traction control and wheelie control, basically all the electronics, plus the power, ride height systems, brakes and everything else. I had a good time and by the end of the day today, I had everything a bit more under control and I think we were doing some decent lap times as well, just having fun. With these ribs, I’m obviously quite sore, so I didn’t ride to my best abilities, but I just wanted to get some more laps in.”