Gardner takes new confidence after podium battle

Australian Remy Gardner has narrowly missed out on a podium in a competitive Moto2™ race at Silverstone, recording his best result since the Argentina GP.

Gardner looked set for his second podium in 2019, before being beaten by future MotoGP™ KTM rider Brad Binder by a mere 0.738 seconds, in a battle that saw the pair elbow-to-elbow.

The SAG Racing team member had qualified on the second row of the grid in P4, displaying consistent pace throughout a hot weekend at the British circuit.

“It has been a good day. We were so close to the podium, we just missed out by so little again.” Gardner said after the race.

“I did a very good race, I struggled at the beginning with the full tank of fuel but towards the end, the last 6 laps, I really tried my hardest and managed to catch the front group. 

“I think we are back to where we should be, my teammate Tetsu (Tetsuta Nagashima) did a really good race, too. It has been a very good day for the team. I am really looking forward to Misano.”

The race was won by Augusto Fernandez, followed closely by Jorge Navarro, Brad Binder and Gardner. Championship leader Alex Marquez crashed out while leading, which closes the deficit to 35 points, with seven races remaining in the season.

After a series of unlucky finishes, the Australian will be looking to turn his fortunes around, with only four races left until he returns home to battle at Phillip Island.

The Australian next returns to racing next at Misano, 13-15 September.

Tickets remain the all new Gardner Club which offers unrivalled track viewing and VIP comfort, the Gardner Club will feature guest appearances from both Wayne and Remy Gardner.

MOTO2™ CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

1. Alex MARQUEZ (181 points)
2. Augusto FERNANDEZ
3. Thomas LUTHI (146)
4. Jorge NAVARRO (146)
5. Brad BINDER (125)
6. Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (124)
7. Marcel SCHROTTER (116)
8. Luca MARINI (108)
9. Enea BASTIANINI (74)
10. Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO (69)

12. Remy GARDNER (57) 

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