Remy lines up 22nd on the Le Mans grid after tough qualifying day
The French party went on Saturday in Le Mans at the SHARK Grand Prix de France for qualifying day. It was another sunny day at the Bugatti Circuit filled with impressive record-breaking lap times. Twenty-second and twenty-third at the end of Friday, both Remy Gardner and teammate Raul Fernandez were hoping to make some improvements in order to get a good grid position on Sunday.
With already two sessions in the bag on Friday, most of the MotoGP class was able to ride faster this morning in Free Practice 3, including Remy who successfully managed to go under 1’32 in his third run, a very encouraging achievement. During the last free session before qualifying, Remy worked hard on his race pace for seventeen laps, with slick-medium tyres at the front, and slick-soft at the rear. When things got serious at 14:10 local time, the Australian continued to push hard on his KTM RC16 for eight laps and got his fastest lap in 1’31.820, which placed him in P22 on the grid for the French Grand Prix.
“Another tough day for us here in Le Mans. Unfortunately, we were unable to do a good fast lap in the qualifying session this afternoon. We need to stay positive and keep working, while I’m hoping that KTM can help us where needed so we can improve our performance. I look forward to the race tomorrow, full gas!”