Remy takes fantastic fourth in Portuguese Superpole Race but suffers technical DNF in Race 2
Remy Gardner achieved his best WorldSBK result to date with a strong fourth-place finish in Sunday morning’s Superpole Race. In Race 2 however he was forced to retire due to a technical failure.
The GYTR GRT Yamaha riders felt well prepared for the Superpole Race and Remy pulled out a superb performance, starting from ninth on the grid to finish fourth.
The #87 had to start from fourth on the grid for the final feature race of the weekend, and managing a great getaway. The Australian rider immediately joined the fight for the podium, but unfortunately he was forced to retire due to a technical issue with ten laps to go.
Superpole Race: P4 / Race 2: DNF
“Overall we had a positive weekend, although we had bad luck in Race 2. In the Superpole Race I had a great fight, managing to grab fourth, which allowed me to achieve a much better starting position for Race 2. There, I had a good getaway, but I was still missing a bit of pace on fresh tyres. Anyway, I started to get back and close the gap, I think I could have had good pace towards the end, but unfortunately a technical problem forced me to retire. Nevertheless, the balance is positive, we showed great speed. There’s still a lot of work to do and a lot to learn, but we’re putting things together and I hope we can enjoy a great season finale.”