Remy Continues Progress on Day 2 in Mandalika
It was a new day for the orange duo Remy Gardner and his teammate Raul Fernandez at the beautiful Pertamina Mandalika Circuit for the second day of the Official MotoGP Mandalika Test, as both rookies returned to track-action this morning at 9:00 local time. Unlike yesterday, the weather conditions were on our side for the first half of the day, and despite some dark clouds threatening the MotoGP paddock at lunch time, the day went on with no interruption.
Remy Gardner continued his progress while being cautious with his injured wrist. Just like his teammate, the Australian rapidly improved his feelings on the brand-new layout as well as his lap-time from yesterday. Before lunch break, he had already done forty-one laps with a best-lap time of 1’33.110. The afternoon was dedicated to the trial of different bike set-ups, and some good directions came out of it as the number 87 got his best-lap time of the day in 1’32.598 on lap 66/69. Remy also practiced starts during the final fifteen minutes of the day dedicated to practice starts.
“Today has been a long day because we ended up doing many laps, 69. At midday, the track was nearly sixty degrees, so we waited quite a while to go back on track, and towards the end of the day, we found some good directions, although we still need to make big improvements. We are not completely off the pace right now, which is good, so we continue to work, try to improve and find better solutions before Qatar. It is a very physical track with a lot of fast changes of direction and I am struggling a bit with my wrist so maybe tomorrow I will try to do less laps.”