Remy takes a top ten finish in Donington Race 1
Remy Gardner recovered to P10 in Race 1 at Donington today.
The day started with Free Practice 3, where the GYTR GRT Yamaha riders clocked more laps on their Yamaha R1 machines and improved on their learning process at Donington Park. Even though the track had still wet patches, Remy was able to build confidence to finish 11th (1’29.568).
Afterwards, he gave it his all for a good grid position in the Tissot Superpole qualifier. Unfortunately the #87 couldn’t fully express his potential and had to start from 18th (1’27.608).
In Race 1, Remy impressed with a rocket getaway to gain five places in the opening lap. Then, in the 23-lap contest, the GYTR GRT Yamaha pair showed consistent pace to score valuable points. Indeed, the Australian rider recovered to P10 in the latter stages.
Superpole: P18 / Race 1: P10
“It was a tough day, especially in the qualifying. Missing track time was a shame, and Donington Park surely isn’t the easiest track to learn. Anyway, for the race we made some important changes and I started to understand the circuit a bit better. In the final laps I started to get the flow and at the end we gained eight positions, which isn’t bad. We’ll keep working for tomorrow, hoping we’ll be able to put in another recovery.”