Limited but positive progress on rain-hit opening day at the #DutchGP
Rookie Remy Gardner jumped back on his KTM RC16 this morning just a few days after his good result in Sachsenring. The festivities at the TT Circuit Assen started under the rain, something that the MotoGP class has become accustomed to over the years.
The day was a great opportunity to gain experience in the wet for Remy whose progress throughout Friday came out positive. Cautious at the start of FP1, he managed to get both a good rhythm and feeling on his MotoGP bike this morning and finished the session with his best lap time in 1’45.282.
In the afternoon as the track conditions got slightly better, he was able to considerably improve his lap time to 1’35.222 and placed himself twenty-second of the combined practices. He will continue his efforts tomorrow, hoping for better track conditions.
“Tricky day but it was positive overall. Towards the end I felt quite good on the bike in wet tyres and with the settings’ changes we made. In the afternoon, we went out in slick tyres and had a good session. I feel good and I am looking forward to tomorrow!”