Strong start at Magny Cours for Remy with ninth position
Remy Gardner and teammate Dominique Aegerter returned to action on 8th September at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, showing early potential to finish 9th and 16th on combined times.
The duo faced a challenging Free Practice 1 session, trying the French circuit for the first time on their Yamaha R1 machines. It was a learning curve for both Aegerter and Gardner, who spent their time gleaning information, they crossed the line in 14th (1’38.128) and 18th (1’38.316) respectively.
In Free Practice 2, with track temperatures 10-15°C hotter than in the morning, both GYTR GRT Yamaha riders managed to improve. Remy showed strong progress throughout the whole session, eventually finishing 9th on a 1’37.562 in the latter stages.
“It was a very hot day, and we know we need to keep working and getting quicker. We’re lacking some pace, but we managed to improve a lot in Free Practice 2 and I got to learn the track more as well. We’re aware will continue to be a very hot weekend and we’ll probably face some scorching races, but we’ll keep working hard to have one-lap and race-long pace. I’m confident we can make a further step tomorrow.”