Recently re-signed Australian Remy Gardner has set his sights on Aragon following a difficult end to an otherwise impressive weekend at the San Marino GP.
The SAG Racing Team rider crashed out in the early stages of Sunday’s Moto2™ race.
Gardner had narrowly missed out on a front-row position in qualifying, starting from fourth on the grid after demonstrating consistent speed throughout all practice sessions.
“The weekend started well with the announcement that I will stay with the team next year. I am super happy about this,” Gardner said post-race.
“I just missed out on the front row and we had great race pace, so I was confident after doing the hard work throughout Free Practice of running at the front.
“I got shuffled back a bit after the start and had to save several front-end slides, but it in the end there was nothing I could do and I went down.
“It’s so frustrating as I wasn’t even pushing. We had worked all weekend on used tyres, and it seems in the race we got a really bad front tyre.
“Unlucky again, but I did my best all weekend. We know we can be there so on we go to Aragon.”
The Moto2™ race was won by Augusto Fernandez (Flexbox HP 40), who edged past Fabio Di Giannantonio (+Ego Speed Up) on the last lap. Championship leader Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) took third place.
A short turnaround will see Gardner return to racing this weekend at the Aragon GP on 20-22 September.
Tickets remain for the all-new Gardner Club at the Pramac Generac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2019, which offers unrivalled track viewing, VIP comfort and will feature guest appearances from both Wayne and Remy Gardner.
MOTO2™ CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1. Alex MARQUEZ (197 points)
2. Augusto FERNANDEZ (171)
3. Thomas LUTHI (159)
4. Jorge NAVARRO (155)
5. Brad BINDER (135)
6. Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (130)
7. Marcel SCHROTTER (116)
8. Luca MARINI (113)
9. Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO (89)
10. Enea BASTIANINI (81)
12. Remy GARDNER (57)