Remy takes 12th place in his first WorldSBK race
Remy Gardner completed his first-ever WorldSBK Race in the wet at the iconic Phillip Island circuit, scoring points after finishing 12th.
With drops of rain affecting Free Practice 3 in the morning, both GYTR GRT Yamaha riders waited until the end of the session when the conditions had improved to push for a flying lap on their R1s. Remy ended the session in 6th (1’30.440).
Then, the GYTR GRT Yamaha pair impressed in their first-ever Superpole session. Remy enjoyed a strong qualifying, as mere thousandths of a second denied him a spot on the second row, eventually securing 7th (1’29.841).
Afterwards, the rain returned ahead of Race 1, meaning a new challenge as he prepared for his first WorldSBK race in the wet. Remy enjoyed a decent start but then began to lose positions in the early stages due to the tricky conditions. Unfortunately, he struggled with grip in the following laps but fought hard to ensure he scored his maiden championship points after crossing the line in 12th.
“I think I expected a different result. Anyway, the first race in the wet is done, and we know where to improve. It’s time to look forward and hope for a dry race tomorrow. The Tissot Superpole was good; I’m happy with the lap time even though we got a bit unlucky with getting caught behind some riders in the final sector.”