Remy takes maiden podium in superb Race 2 at Assen

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Remy Gardner clinched his maiden WorldSBK podium in a thrilling Race 2 at the TT Circuit Assen today.

Despite a wet morning Warm-Up, as soon as the riders headed to the grid for the Tissot Superpole Race the sun began to shine, offering a dry race for the WorldSBK field. Remy put in a great performance in the 10-lap contest, with the Aussie looking set to take his first WorldSBK podium sitting third on the final lap, only to lose out at the last corner.

Although dark skies were closing in again ahead of Race 2, the WorldSBK field saw a dry start. Remy and teammate Aegerter had a strong getaway, managing to gain places in the early stages. Then, the #87 found himself in victory contention, taking the lead on lap 12 as drops of rain started to fall.

A thrilling fight would ensue, with Remy fighting hard and while the leader managed to bridge a gap, he would fight for second place until the closing stages, eventually crossing the line third to a long-awaited debut WorldSBK podium.

Remy Gardner

Superpole Race: P4 / Race 2: P3

“It was about time! We’ve had an amazing weekend, we were fast in every session. Unfortunately, I lost a place on the rostrum in the Superpole Race, I’m honestly kicking myself for leaving the door open at the last corner, but Alex had a good race so congratulations to him. In Race 2, drops of rain made it scary and I didn’t do anything crazy, everyone closed the gas, but as soon as it started to dry again I felt I had the pace and I opened the gap. Finally, we’re back on the podium and I hope it’ll be the first of many. A huge thanks to the team.”