Remy takes away nineteenth place finish from #ItalianGP weekend
Mugello, Tuscany hills, Italian fans, the beautiful sound of MotoGP engines, cloudy sky with the uncertainty of the track conditions… All the ingredients were reunited to make the day an exciting race day as the MotoGP class was set to take its eighth start of the season, at the Italian Grand Prix. Tech3 KTM Factory Racing rookies Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez were starting from the nineteenth and twenty-fifth positions.
After a tricky qualifying day yesterday perturbed by the arrival of the rain right on time for the qualifying session, the MotoGP class returned to the action this morning for the final twenty minutes of warm up on a track already dried up by the Moto3 and Moto2 classes despite the rain overnight.
Remy did a good session which gave him a little boost of confidence for the race. When the lights went out at 14:00 local time (GMT+2), Remy started fine but lost a few positions within the first corners, which we will admit can be impressive for a rookie with twenty-five other world class riders trying to find their space. Either way, he did not lose his focus and progressively got to a race pace suiting him. The Australian native but adopted by Spain classified nineteenth today, and will be heading to what can be fairly considered as his home race next week, the Catalunya Grand Prix.
“I am happy that I finished the race because I was feeling very good physically. Mugello is a very difficult track, and even in Moto2 last year, it was difficult. Today I was able to give my best at every lap, so I am happy with myself. The MotoGP bike is a big beast to ride so it was a positive step we made this weekend.”