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Gardner’s start signalled a tough race in Germany

20/06/22

The Aussie scored one point at the Sachsenring.

Hopes were high leading into the German MotoGP™ weekend after Remy Gardner scored his best result yet in Catalunya.

However, after solid signs during practice at the Sachsenring, the Australian couldn’t produce a fast lap in Qualifying and would start the race 21st on the grid.

Being positioned on the back row meant the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing rider had to push right from the start, registering his fastest lap on lap five.

Tyre management became the priority given Gardner’s starting position and the weather. After climbing as high as 14th, tyre degradation began to affect the lap time, and he crossed the chequered flag in P15.

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“I am a bit disappointed with today’s race,” reflected Gardner after the race.

“We took a bad start, and I found myself last at the end of the first lap, so I had to battle it out to catch up, which means that I used my rear tyre faster than planned.”

“It was so hot today, so it was tough physically as well. I think that I held on pretty well anyway, I was just unable to go fast.”

“We will analyze what happened and not make the same mistakes in the future. Thank you to everyone involved.”

MotoGP™ heads to Assen for the Dutch Grand Prix next week, the 24 – 16 June.


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