Remy takes superb sixth in Portimao Race 1
Remy Gardner produced a strong Race 1 to finish sixth at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve today, while teammate Dominique Aegerter battled for points to cross the line in 14th.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha riders were aiming high in the Tissot Superpole and Gardner rode strongly, putting in a quick lap that would have placed him fourth, but he was caught by a yellow flag and dropped to ninth (1’40.207).
Starting from eighth on the grid following penalties incurred by other riders, Remy enjoyed a great getaway to join the front group in the early stages. The #87 kept clocking fast laps in the 20-lap contest, managing to claim a solid sixth place by performing a last lap move.
“I fought until the end, it was definitely a challenging race. To be honest, we expected a little bit more, but we’re happy with the result overall. I was unlucky in the Superpole with the yellow flag, for sure starting from the front would have helped. Then, in Race 1, I made a mistake in my first flying lap and I lost a bit of confidence, but in the latter stages I was able to catch the group in front, producing strong laps in the final part of the race. We’ll now work hard, mostly on rear and edge grip, to improve our position tomorrow, we feel there’s potential and that we can enjoy a good Sunday.”