Remy closes Phillip Island weekend with tenth place in Race 2
GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team’s Remy Gardner showed great potential on Sunday in Australia, securing points with a late charge in Race 2 to finish in 10th after an unlucky Superpole Race.
In the Tissot Superpole Race, Remy enjoyed a good start, joining the battle for the podium. Unfortunately, in an attempt to overtake his teammate, Remy made contact with Aegerter, and both crashed out of podium contention.
With one more race to go, both riders were eager for redemption. Starting from 10th and 11th on the grid, Aegerter and Gardner had a solid start and retained their positions but began to struggle in the heated mid-pack battle. However, the GYTR GRT Yamaha pair fought hard with those around them right to the line. Remy recovered to 10th despite a long lap penalty served at the beginning of the race due to the Superpole Race incident.
“First of all, I would like to apologise to Domi for the Tissot Superpole Race crash. I’m really sorry, we both could have made a good result. Anyway, we have got to be happy with our pace; and we were fighting for the podium positions, which was beyond our expectations before this weekend. Starting from so far back on the grid in Race 2 didn’t help, but that’s a lesson for the future. Now we turn our focus to Indonesia, where we will try and replicate the pace and potential we showed this weekend.”