Challenging opening day in Misano for Remy
The GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team riders returned to action on 2nd June at the Misano World Circuit ‘Marco Simoncelli’, Italy, with Aegerter 8th and Gardner 17th on combined times.
With good weather conditions awaiting the GYTR GRT Yamaha riders, Remy focused on getting the most from his Yamaha R1 machine. In the 45-minute session, both riders stayed with the same tyre throughout, with Remy finishing in 14th (1’35.232).
Later, in a much hotter Free Practice 2, the #87 rider focused primarily on long-distance runs. Unfortunately Remy didn’t manage to go faster than his FP1 time, but he felt he gained good data for the long races. At the chequered flag, the Australian was 16th (1’35.321).
“FP1 was not too bad, we used the same tyre for the whole session and the feeling was OK. I think the final position didn’t reflect our potential. In the afternoon we tried to make a change in the settings which didn’t pay off in the end, especially considering the hotter conditions. We’ll check with the guys to see how we can improve and I’ll have my head down tomorrow, let’s go for more.”