Remy Gardner suffered an extremely unfortunate crash at the Americas GP during Sunday’s Moto2™ race.
This marked his first DNF of the season in what has otherwise been incredible consistency from Gardner.
The Australian remains upbeat despite scoring no points in the United States and will be doing everything he can to defend his championship lead until the end of the season.
His championship rival and teammate Raul Fernandez won the race, landing a decisive blow into Gardner’s points advantage.
The race started positively for Gardner with solid pace, but disaster struck with 13 laps to go with the Aussie crashing out from second place.
“Unfortunately, we crashed today, and we were not able to finish,” Gardner said after the race.
“I was pushing really hard, and we had a good pace, but this is racing and sometimes we make mistakes.
“The important thing is that we are still leaders of the World Championship and there are still three rounds to go.
“Of course, I will fight and give my all until the end.
“We have to maintain a positive mentality and try not to make any more mistakes for the remainder of the season."
The points gap between Gardner and Fernandez has now been reduced to only nine points with three races remaining.
This means that Gardner will likely have to take a more aggressive approach against his teammate and go all out for wins.
Gardner will have the chance to fight back when Moto2™ returns to Misano on 22-24 October.