Resilient Remy wanted to race after big Moto2™ crash

Remy Gardner Spanish GP Moto2 2019

Remy Gardner has already set his sights on a return to action after avoiding serious injury in a frightening Moto2™ crash at the Spanish GP.

The Aussie, who was eyeing a potential podium finish in Jerez after qualifying P4, was forced to retire following a chaotic pile-up on the opening lap of the race.

Gardner had moved up to third place before he was thrown from his bike, which collided with Alex Marquez, whose own bike then struck Gardner.

The incident caused a red flag, with Lorenzo Baldassarri winning a reduced 15-lap race.

Gardner revealed after the race that he wanted to take the restart but was declared unfit to compete after being diagnosed with concussion.

“We missed the front row by the smallest margin, but I felt really good with the bike, the team and everything that is happening so was really excited for the race,” Gardner said.

“I made a decent start and, after a bit of elbowing into Turn 1, I slotted into third and then I high-sided and that was the end of what could have been another really good race result.

“I still don’t fully understand why I went down and then they wouldn’t let me restart. I am sorry for the team and all my supporters. 

“The main thing is I am OK, am still fifth in the championship and will be back strong in Le Mans.”

Gardner returns to the track on 16-19 May, at the French GP at Le Mans

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