Tricky opening day for Remy at Donington

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Remy Gardner and teammate Dominique Aegerter returned to action in a tricky opening day at Donington Park, with Remy finishing 16th on combined times but missing out on valuable track time as conditions curtailed it.

In the Free Practice 1 session, both riders were looking to build confidence on their first time on British soil with their Yamaha R1 machines. Unfortunately, drops of rain affected the whole of FP1, with Remy suffering a small crash at Turn 12 in the early stages. Luckily, the Australian rejoined quickly, but both he and Aegerter weren’t able to fully exploit the session due to tricky track conditions. Finally, the #87 rider was 16th (1’29.149).

The GYTR GRT Yamaha pair were then eager to put in some solid laps in the afternoon on the resurfaced Donington Park circuit; but unfortunately, the rain returned, forcing the WorldSBK grid to stay in their garages for the majority of Free Practice 2. In the end Remy didn’t set a time.


“We could enjoy a few laps in sort of dry conditions in the morning, and I can say that I like the circuit, but I wish I could have had more laps during the day! I had a small crash as well, but the team put strong efforts to fix the bike and I rejoined very quickly. Unfortunately, conditions then denied us track time in the afternoon. Let’s hope for better weather tomorrow.”