Points finish for Remy Gardner on home soil in the #AustralianGP
Big race day for the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing team on Sunday as Australian Remy Gardner was set to race for the first time in MotoGP in Phillip Island. The KTM rookie was starting from P19 while teammate Raul Fernandez lined up in twenty-first before the lights went out at 14:00 local time.
After a positive weekend overall in Phillip Island, Remy Gardner took an impressive start to his Australian Grand Prix. From P19, he managed to stay within the front group and powered himself progressively all the way until P10. The first half of the race was impressive and the rookie seemed to feel strong and eager for overtakings on home turf. Eventually he started losing positions as tyres became harder to manage within the final laps. He passed the checkered flag in fifteenth and grabbed on point in front of brother, friends and fans.
Next week already, Tech3 KTM Racing Team will head to Sepang for the Grand Prix of Malaysia, the penultimate round of this busy 2022 MotoGP season.
“I took a rather good start to the race and stayed close to the front group for thirteen-fourteen laps more or less as I felt strong on the bike. At one point, we were in P10. Then the tyres started dropping and we lost a couple of positions but I had a lot of fun riding here today. The fans have been incredible all weekend, and it was good to spend some time with them on the cooling down lap after the race. Thank you to all of them who came supporting us this weekend, they have been amazing.”