ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team rider Remy Gardner hopes a new engine will transform his Moto2™ chances, following a gutsy comeback at the Czech GP.
Gardner, who crashed in qualifying and started Sunday’s race from 22nd on the grid, charged through the field to take 13th place.
The result was the Australian’s fourth consecutive points-scoring finish this season, keeping him in the top 10 of the Moto2™ standings.
“It was always going to be difficult after the crash in qualifying and where we were starting from but at least we salvaged something,” Gardner said.
“We had good pace, but we lost so much time at the beginning. I pushed as hard as I could, any harder and I would have crashed.
“We move on to Austria where we will put the new engine [in], so fingers crossed we can get back up the front.”
The Moto2™ race was won by Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team), followed by Sam Lowes (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) and Joe Robers (Tennor American Racing).
Gardner’s teammate, Kasma Daniel, posted his second straight DNF after crashing on Lap 16 of the race.
Moto2™ returns next weekend at the Austrian GP on 14-16 August, the first of two consecutive races to be held at the Red Bull Ring.
Moto2™ World Championship Standings
- Enea Bastianini - 73
- Luca Marini - 58
- Tetsuta Nagashima - 55
- Sam Lowes - 46
- Aron Canet - 36
- Jorge Martin - 34
- Marco Bezzecchi - 30
- Joe Roberts - 29
- Lorenzo Baldassarri - 28
- Remy Gardner - 25