Remy enjoys solid first day at Sachsenring but looking for more progress
Rookie Remy Gardner set off for the first time on a MotoGP bike at Sachsenring, a place where he has good records in lower categories. Coming from a positive weekend at the Catalunya Grand Prix followed by a test day, he was looking to continue his good form for the first day of the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.
During Free Practice 1, Remy was looking to take the positives which came out from the test day in Barcelona and develop them on a race weekend. This morning, he rode in 1’22.598, a best lap time obtained at the end of his first run, in new tyres. In the afternoon, he continued to push and times went down as the track got hotter. Remy managed to take his lap time down by 1.295, which placed him twenty-second in the combined standings. Tomorrow, he will continue to push in order to get a good grid position on qualifying day.
“I expected a bit more from today to be honest but it has not been a bad day overall. We are close to the factory riders, which is important. We will see what we can do tomorrow and hopefully improve a bit.”