Remy salvages eighteenth in the #BritishGP despite losing pace
Tech3 KTM Factory Racing duo Remy Gardner and teammate Raul Fernandez took their twelfth MotoGP start today at the iconic Silverstone track for the British Grand Prix, marking the return of the action after the summer break. The Australian completed his best qualifying session yesterday as he was starting from P16.
From P16, Remy took a solid start to the race as he progressively grabbed places until finding himself in P13 within five laps. Fast all weekend, the race pace was positive as he recorded his fastest lap already in the third lap, in 1’59.953, and continued to ride in the 2′ for a few laps, maintaining himself in fifteenth position.
It was already a good race for the rookie who has been making good progress over the last few Grand Prix. Unfortunately, Remy seemed to start struggling from the tenth lap as he lost pace progressively. He fought hard to try to keep a good spot, but it was difficult with the tyres dropping, and he had to settle with a P18.
“I took a decent start to the race and had a very good first half. I managed to get my way to P13 and was feeling good. Around lap 10, some riders came past me. I tried to hang on a bit more to them, but the tyres were dropping so I tried to survive. Anyway, the gap to the front is the closest it has been all year, the pace was good, so it was a positive weekend overall.”