Remy takes P8 in Assen Race 1
GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team’s riders Remy Gardner and Dominique Aegerter scored good points in Race 1 in Assen, with the Australian placing 8th.
Both returned to action this morning for a wet Free Practice 3, where Gardner showed incredible pace, setting the fastest lap with a 1’44.648, while his Swiss teammate was 10th (1’46.620).
In the Tissot Superpole qualifier, the GYTR GRT Yamaha pair were ready to attack for a top start position. Unfortunately, Remy couldn’t manage more than 11th (1’34.203), although he was later promoted to 10th following some penalties incurred by other riders.
Both riders were eager to show their race potential in the first feature race of the weekend, but both got involved in a chaotic opening lap and were forced to drop position. Anyway, the GYTR GRT Yamaha pair made their way through the field, eventually finding themselves in 8th and 9th on Lap 7.
With more than a five second gap to recover, Remy kept pushing and showing great race pace, and recovered to 8th with more points and experience in the bag.
Superpole: P11 / Race 1: P8
“To be honest, we expected a little bit more considering yesterday, anyway, I’m still learning and unfortunately starting from 11th didn’t help at all. We recovered from 8th and our pace was okay. We have a lot of data to work on, we’ll analyse it all to try and be faster tomorrow. Thanks to the team for the job done, we’ll aim to have a good Sunday.”