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Gardner equals career-best Moto2™ result with 'almost perfect' race

12/10/20

The Aussie made a stunning overtake to secure P2.

Australia’s Remy Gardner equalled his career-best finish in Moto2™ following scintillating ride at the French GP.

The 22-year-old crossed the line in second place at Le Mans on Sunday, with a stunning overtake of Marco Bezzecchi on the penultimate corner capping a memorable performance.

Gardner, who started from third on the grid, stayed in podium contention throughout the race as he expertly managed the tricky damp conditions.

He moved up to third place when race leader Jake Dixon crashed out, before passing Bezzecchi at the death to clinch his best result of the 2020 season.

Gardner also finished second at last year’s Argentina GP, as he continues to chase his maiden Moto2™ victory.

“I was happy to be back on the front row and really looking forward to the race,” Gardner said.

“The race was almost perfect. I am extremely happy to finish second after what was a really long race.

“The team did a great job all weekend – we were very smart from Friday to Sunday – and, in the end, we pulled it off.

“Second is valuable points, it’s my best result in GP racing and hopefully means we can end the season strongly.

“Big thanks to all the fans for their support, especially those on Twitter – I just hit 10k followers, which is insane.

“Couple of days to recharge and then we go again at Aragon.”

The Moto2™ race at Le Mans was won by Sam Lowes (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), with Bezzecchi (SKY Racing Team VR46) in third.

Gardner returns to racing this weekend at the Aragon GP, scheduled for 16-18 October, which is the first of two consecutive rounds at Motorland.