Remy takes nineteenth as Assen closes first half of 2022 season
The last race of the first half of the silly season provided its fun and thrilling action as usual. While grey clouds threatened the TT Circuit Assen all day, the Dutch Grand Prix was declared dry as the twenty-four riders lined up for the ultimate round before the summer break. Remy Gardner was starting from the nineteenth position.
The number 87 from the South of France-based team has been surfing on a positive wave since he reached his best result at the Catalunya Grand Prix, followed by another positive weekend last week in Sachsenring, and was looking to continue in this direction at the Cathedral of Speed.
When the lights went out, Remy took a good start but was disturbed by the first corner’s traffic and found himself in P24. He then settled himself comfortably during a couple of laps in 1’33, and progressively gained back positions all the way to P19. During the second half of the race, Remy lost a bit his rhythm but managed to maintain his position. He crossed the final line in the nineteenth position.
After a very intense first half of the season which started with the Shakedown in Sepang at the end of January for both riders and crew, it is now time for a well deserved summer break.
“It was a really tough race. I made a good start which I was pretty happy with, but then I got sandwiched in the first corner by other riders and ended up last. I had to push a lot to try to fight my way back to my position and finished with a P19. It is time for a well deserved summer break because the start of the season has been very intense. I need to get away from bikes and enjoy a bit of other activities, before getting back to training to prepare for the second half. I hope that KTM will work on the few things tested in Catalunya in the meantime so I can feel better on the bike.”