Superb Superpole for Remy but tyre choice leaves him P11 in Race 1
A tricky tyre choice led Remy Gardner to 11th in a difficult Race 1 at the Autodrom Most.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha riders put FP3 to good use and were well prepared to produce quick laps on their way to the Tissot Superpole. Remy in particular rode strongly and went on to set a great 1’31.419, initially earning him fourth. Following a results revision by race direction, the #87 was promoted to 3rd, which meant a first ever WorldSBK front row for him.
With skies dark closing in as the WorldSBK field waited to start, Race 1 was declared wet. Remy opted for wet tyres which helped him to the front in the early stages, but as the track has dried the Aussie came in the pits to switch to slick compounds. The #87 rejoined as one of the quickest riders on track, recovering to P11 and managing the full race distance well but unable to climb further through the order.
“We managed to improve for the Tissot Superpole, which is super positive, and we started from the front row for the very first time. Unfortunately, in Race 1 the tyre choice was not the best, but everything was unpredictable and difficult. We were a bit unlucky but we still take the positives and the experience for the future. We have two more races to go and we’re confident about making a good team effort on Sunday.”