Remy off to a flying start at Jerez in the final 2023 weekend
Remy Gardner and TEAMMATE Dominique Aegerter returned to action at Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, enjoying a strong Friday to secure second and fifth on combined times.
The day started as usual with Free Practice 1, but unfortunately the GYTR GRT Yamaha duo couldn’t enjoy any track time as wet patches were dotted around the circuit. The riders opted to stay inside their pit garage for the entirety of the season, as did the majority of the field.
As the sun came out for Free Practice 2, Remy could put his Yamaha R1 machine to good use. He enjoyed fast runs throughout the 45-minute session despite a short red flag stoppage, the GYTR GRT Yamaha rider securing a remarkable second with a 1’40.556 on fresh tyres.
“It was a strange day, unfortunately I couldn’t enjoy any track time in the morning due to conditions. Then, in the afternoon, we were able to test three rear compounds, which are the 800, X and the Q, the qualifying one. To be honest I’m feeling better with the 800, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Finally, my lap time with the Q wasn’t too bad, but I left some time on the table, making a mistake in the last corner as well. We’re then confident that we can have a good Saturday, but we’re aware we still need to keep working hard.”