Remy positive on the back of Misano test
The GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team returned to action with a two-day test on 11th-12th May at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy, to prepare for the upcoming FIM Superbike World Championship round to be held there at the start of next month.
Remy Gardner faced different weather conditions across the two days, where almost the entire WorldSBK field was in attendance.
On Day 1 the GYTR GRT Yamaha pair were able to ride on dry tarmac for the majority of the time, improving their feeling with the Yamaha R1 WorldSBK machine and acquiring helpful new data for the upcoming rounds. Unfortunately, a downpour with an hour and a half to go forced the riders to stop prematurely. Remy completed 90 laps, clocking a 1’34.853.
On the second day, Remy encountered different conditions in the morning. A rainstorm at 10:00 forced both GYTR GRT Yamaha riders to change their plans, but the team-mates continued testing, going out on wet tyres, and even doing some laps in soaking track conditions – which was especially important for the team to gain new data. In the afternoon the track was drying up and the Gduo could ride on slick tyres, and kept working to get the most out of their machines. Unluckily, rain fell again with two hours left, putting an end to the test.
Remy Gardner (1’34.853, 147 laps)
“We had two good days here in Misano, luckily we managed to enjoy some dry track time and we found something positive for the next rounds. Unfortunately, we missed a bit of track time due to rain, but we eventually got the chance to ride on damp asphalt which could be helpful for the future as well. Now let’s head to the next races, starting with Misano where we’re confident we can have a good weekend.”