Remy lines up 19th for the #ItalianGP after tricky qualifying day
The MotoGP action returned at the iconic Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello today for Tech3 KTM Factory Racing rookies Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez. We saw progress being made this morning during FP3, before the thunder and the rain threatened the final free practice and the qualifying sessions.
Twenty-third at the end of the first day, Australian Remy Gardner started the day with a similar pace to the one he had yesterday afternoon, before managing to go down to 1’46.939 at the end of the session with a slick-medium tyre at the front and a slick-soft at the rear.
He maintained his P23 at the end of the combined free practices, meaning that he had to dispute the qualifying one session. After the final adjustments during the final thirty minutes of FP4, Remy hit the track alongside the likes of Marc Marquez and fellow KTM riders Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira for qualifying 1.
The rain joined the party in Mugello circuit, meaning that Remy set off in wet tyres for his first run, before switching back to slick tyres as the rain stopped. He rode in 1’48.907, and will start the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley from the nineteenth position on the grid tomorrow.
“It was a tricky qualifying session today. It was a shame that we did not get one more lap because I had a good rhythm, but it was a better result than we expected. We have a few points to adjust tonight before the race. We look forward to racing tomorrow here in Mugello.”