Australia’s Remy Gardner recovered from a difficult weekend at the Aragon GP to secure yet another impressive Moto2™ result.
The SAG Racing Team rider, who qualified 10th for Sunday’s Moto2™ race, worked his way through the field to finish in fifth place at MotorLand Aragon.
It was a tense end to the race, with Gardner keeping Marcos Ramirez (Tennor American Racing) and Hector Garzo (FlexBox HP 40) at bay – the trio separated by less than half a second as they crossed the line.
The result, which elevates Gardner to eighth in the Moto2™ standings, gives the 22-year-old a further confidence boost, ahead of the second straight round at the same circuit this weekend.
“Qualifying was tough, and I got caught out, ending 10th on the grid,” Gardner said.
“Not where I wanted to be, but I was happy with the rhythm and confident of a good race.
“I’m extremely happy to finish fifth. It was a big comeback from 10th on the grid and we completed our objective. We also moved up a spot in the championship.
“We need to keep working and hopefully we can do better.
“I want to thank the team, we continue to work really well together, and to everyone who is supporting me.
“We don’t have long to wait until the next race – I’m ready.”
The Moto2™ race at Aragon was won by Sam Lowes (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), followed by Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team) and Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo).
A rare crash for Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46) handed the World Championship lead to Bastianini, with Lowes now in second – just five points separating the trio.
Racing returns to MotorLand Aragon this weekend, for the Teruel GP on 23-25 October.