Australia’s Remy Gardner surpassed his own expectations in Moto2™ at the Teruel GP by claiming his third consecutive top-five finish on Sunday.
The SAG Racing Team rider took fourth place at MotorLand Aragon, going one better than his result at the same circuit last weekend.
Gardner started from the front row after a blistering show of pace in qualifying and was in podium contention before a lack of grip proved troublesome late in the race.
But the 22-year-old dug deep to secure his eighth points-scoring finish of the 2020 season, moving him up to sixth overall in the Moto2™ standings with three races to go.
“It was a solid start to the weekend and I honestly didn’t expect to get the front row, but I was super happy with how things worked out,” Gardner said.
“We worked hard as a team, we had decent pace and I was sure we could pull a good result out when it counted on Sunday.
“It was a good race, and I am really happy with the points we scored.
“Aragon has always been a place where I have struggled in the past – if you had told me a year ago that we would come away from the double-header with a fifth and a fourth and a front row, I wouldn’t have believed you.
“I pushed hard from the beginning but was really struggling for rear grip at the end. It was good that I was able to be fast in the beginning and create the gap, as it helped when I needed to manage the tyre.”
The Moto2™ race was won by Sam Lowes (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), who took the overall World Championship lead, followed by Fabio Di Giannantonio (Lightech Speed Up) and Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team).
Gardner returns to racing in a fortnight’s time at the European GP, which takes place in Valencia at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.