Remy eleventh on opening day at Phillip Island
Remy Gardner completed his first-ever WorldSBK Friday at the iconic Phillip Island circuit, showing consistent speed to finish in 11th place on the combined timesheets.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha duo enjoyed a decent Free Practice 1 session, focusing on getting the most from their Yamaha R1 machines. In the 45-minute practice, local hero Remy placed 10th (1’31.655).
With temperatures rising in the afternoon’s Free Practice 2, both GYTR GRT Yamaha riders primarily focused on race pace rather than flying laps. Remy once again ended the session in the top 10 (1’31.836), despite not being able to improve his time from the morning.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team will be back in action on Saturday, firstly with the Free Practice 3 at 10:50 local time, before moving to Tissot Superpole at 13:10 and finally with Race 1 at 16:00.
“Today, it was more about coming up with the best tyre strategy for the race, and now I think we have a better idea of what will work. Unfortunately, we had some small issues in the afternoon, but we’ll keep working, and we’re already analysing today’s data to improve for tomorrow and have a good race, my first ever in WorldSBK.”