Remy ends preseason testing programme eager to head for Qatar
Today marked the end of the MotoGP preseason as the action returned for Day 3 of the Official MotoGP Mandalika Test in Indonesia. Tech3 KTM Factory Racing’s Remy Gardner jumped on his KTM RC16 for the eighth and final day of winter testing, combining five days in Sepang and three here in Mandalika.
With 133 laps already registered on Day 1 and 2, Remy worked on a race simulation this morning in order to collect data to prepare for the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia next month. Race pace was good and some important information was collected to allow KTM to work on improvements for the race. He completed an additional 42 laps, bringing him to a total of 175 laps here. After a very intensive preseason, the Moto2 World Champion will now get some rest and focus on his wrist recovery in order to be ready for Qatar.
Best-Lap Time: 1’32.598
Cumulated Day 1 + Day 2 + Day 3 Laps: 175
“Today was the eighth day of riding in two weeks. This morning we did a race simulation of an amount of laps close to a race. We found a few issues that we need to iron out but the pace was better. After that I felt tired and my wrist was hurting so we decided to stop at lunch time.
I have learned a lot during these winter tests. In Malaysia we found some good bike set-ups but they did not work on this circuit, so we still have some work to do in order to go faster here for the Grand Prix. We will compare the data with the other three KTM riders to try to understand where we can improve, but I also still need to feel more comfortable with the machine, and it will come with races and experiences.
It has been tough physically and I look forward to going home now, taking some time to relax, recover and get ready for Qatar.”