MotoGP Germany J2, Remy Gardner (Yamaha Q22/S20): “I chickened out!”

Second day of learning for Australian Remy Gardner, replacing Alex Rins at Yamaha in Germany. The son of the illustrious “Crocodile” Wayne Gardner was unable to pick up a single point during the Sprint, but that was to be expected. Given the current competitiveness of the field, and his package too, it was difficult and probably unfair to expect much from him. He did not disgrace himself, and no one can cast stones at him given the complexity of the task he had to accomplish.

Remy is very happy with this gig, which could also be extended if Alex Rins’ convalescence lasts as long as it did in 2023 at Honda LCR. « I had a really good start, like I had made up a row on the grid, but when I approached the first corner…I didn’t brake too late. I got a bit cold, to be honest, and Joan Mir and Johann Zarco overtook me again. I tried to come back, I tried in Turn 5, but I didn’t manage it, then Stefan Bradl overtook me »
he said at the end of this Sprint.

The starts have increased considerably in intensity since the start of 2023 and the introduction of Sprints, the format that makes this moment of the race crucial. « I lacked a bit of explosiveness in the first five laps to set these good times because afterwardsI was managing, but they had already opened up a bit of a gap. I learned a lot during this Sprint race, I acquired data, and on Sunday I will come back with other ideas, and it will be another story » he completed wisely.

Photo :
Michelin Motorsport

Team principal Massimo Meregalli spoke about the achievements of his wild-card, who returns to MotoGP after a failed 2021 at KTM Tech3. « Remy continues to impress us. He is picking up information quickly and the team is enjoying working with him. He is doing a good job, especially considering how much the conditions have changed from yesterday and the short time he has spent on our bike. The sprint was a good rehearsal for him for tomorrow’s race. We’re going to make some adjustments and then we want it to keep doing what it does. : keep pushing, keep collecting data and keep improving lap after lap.”
he concluded.

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