Australia’s Remy Gardner still has the Moto2™ championship in his sights after securing another points finish at the Italian GP.
The SAG Racing Team rider was hoping for a stronger result at Mugello but failed to find the right settings on the day, finishing P13.
Starting from P10 on the grid, Gardner was involved in an incident on the first lap which saw him fall as far as 10 places.
“It was a very difficult race. I am extremely disappointed. I’m so sorry for the team, I was expecting a lot more for myself and the team,” Gardner said.
“It has been a difficult weekend, we’ve never found a really good setting with the front end. I had bad luck in the race on the first lap and they took me off the track, making me lose up to 10 positions in two corners.
“I had to go up to 13th place and at least we got points. I think we can still be competitive for the championship so I’m looking forward to the Grand Prix of Catalunya.”
Alex Marquez took his second victory of the season, running away with the race lead early on, ahead of Italian Luca Marini and former MotoGP™ rider Thomas Luthi.
The Moto2™ season continues at the Catalan GP on 14-16 June in Barcelona.
MOTO2 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (88 points)
- Alex MARQUEZ (86 points)
- Thomas LUTHI (84 points)
- Jorge NAVARRO (73 points)
- Marcel SCHROTTER (64 points)
- Luca MARINI (58 points)
- Augusto FERNANDEZ (54 points)
- Enea BASTIANINI (45 points)
- Remy GARDNER (41 points)
- Brad BINDER (39 points)