Remy closes his 2023 season with a fantastic fourth at Jerez
It was a strong run on the final day of the 2023 WorldSBK season for Remy Gardner, who crossed the line sixth in the Superpole Race and fourth in Race 2.
After finding good feelings in the morning, Remy was ready for a good Tissot Superpole Race, showing good speed and eventually crossing the line in sixth after the 10-lap contest.
Following on from this, he enjoyed a fantastic final race of the 2023 season. Remy settled himself into a solid fourth, managing to catch his teammate in the latter stages of the race despite not being in optimal physical shape following his Saturday crash. In the end, the Aussie rider kept his position until the chequered flag, matching his best WorldSBK result so far.
“To be honest, today I wasn’t even sure about racing due to the crash I suffered yesterday. After Warm Up I felt I could do the races, but it was painful, I’m not going to lie. The Superpole race was a decent one, unfortunately due to the red flag our rear tyre was quite used, and I struggled with grip in the latter stages of the race. Then, in Race 2 I could smell the podium, we finished so close, and I could catch the group fighting for the victory. Unfortunately, I missed a bit of pace in the end as I pushed a lot to close the gap and I felt a bit of pain as well which maybe prevented me from doing more. Anyway, it’s not a bad way to finish the year, we’re aware we have good potential and that we can have a strong 2024. To finish on the top of the Independent Teams is also nice, and I would like to dedicate this win to Mirko (Giansanti), who sadly passed away a few months ago.”