Superb sixth for Remy in Assen Race 2
Remy Gardner enjoyed a good Sunday in Assen, as the Australian recovered six places to finish 6th in the feature race.
The day started with the usual Warm Up session, and the GYTR GRT Yamaha pair made the final adjustments. Gardner was 13th (1’35.608), and felt ready ahead the two remaining races.
In a shortened 8-lap Tissot Superpole Race, the #87 enjoyed a decent start. Unfortunately, Remy was forced to go wide on Lap 2, dropping to 16th. The Australian rider did his best to recover as much as he could, showing good pace and eventually crossing the line in 12th.
Remy 12th on the grid in the final feature race of the weekend. He got off the line well, gaining positions at the start and made his way through the field to find himself 7th on Lap 8, going past Honda’s Vierge and Lecuona and Ducati’s Petrucci. With seven laps to go, Remy made one final move on BMW’s Redding to take sixth position. Afterwards, he tried to close the gap with the guys in front to join the Top 5 fight and despite showing promising pace throughout the whole race, he stayed in 6th until the end.
Superpole Race: P12 / Race 2: P6
“Not a bad Race 2, although unfortunately we had bad luck in the sprint race. For sure we need to work on our qualifying sessions, once again starting from behind didn’t help. In the last feature race, our pace was fine and I enjoyed it. The tyre choice was the correct one in my opinion, it was just a shame I lost a lot of time in the opening laps as I got forced wide, but we were still able to perform a good recovery. Let’s keep rolling and progress further, we know there’s potential.”