Remy storms to second on opening day at Most
Remy Gardner and teammate Dominique Aegerter returned to action today at the Autodrom Most, Czechia, finishing 2nd and 8th on combined times.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha riders faced mixed conditions in the opening Free Practice 1, where both riders initially went out on wet tyres. In the latter stages of the session, the #87 and #77 were able to do some runs on dry compounds, eventually crossing the line and both grabbing Top 5 positions, with Remy in 4th (1’35.351).
In the afternoon’s Free Practice 2, Remy took advantage of a fully dry session, primarily focusing on long-distance runs with his teammate. Both riders appeared to have promising race pace, with Remy managing to put in quick laps and place himself in a great 2nd place (1’32.379).
“It’s been a tricky day with the weather; we started in the wet and the feeling was not too bad, then we moved to dry asphalt. The Free Practice 2 was fully dry, which was good, and I enjoyed my first day in Most; my last time here was eight years ago, so it wasn’t easy to remember the lines! I’m not completely comfortable with the bike yet, but our race pace feels okay. We went out on used tyres in the afternoon and the feeling overall was good. In the latter stages we tried the harder front tyre; it was fine to push, but not easy to manage over distance. I also lost the front at Turn 2, thankfully I managed to save the crash, but for sure we need to improve the front-end feeling. I’m confident for the weekend, it’s still a long way to go, and we should focus on the qualifying as having a good starting position will be important.”