News 20 Oct 2015

Gardner recalls first top 10 finish in home grand prix

Australian teenager continues rise through Moto3 ranks.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

CIP Moto Mahindra’s Remy Gardner broke through for his first bunch of Moto3 points this season with 10th place at the Pramac Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday, in an inspired ride for the Aussie teenager.

Gardner, 17, finished just 7.567s behind eventual race winner Miguel Oliveira at Phillip Island, placing six points on his world championship tally with two races remaining this season.

“I’m very happy about this result and about my performance during the race,” Gardner said. “After a good start, I’ve been trying to progress during the first laps and this strategy paid a good result.

“The most part of my race is been in the top 12 positions and making a good pace. This season has not been easy and with no luck for me, but things have changed at home.”

Team owner Alain Bronec was delighted with Gardner’s performance at home, the team rewarded with a points-paying finish inside the top 10 for the first time together this season.

“I’m very happy because Remy completed a very good and clever race,” Bronec said. “He pushed a lot during the first laps to recover positions and fought very well in the second half. Achieve this result in front of his home crowd and family is really great.

“All of us know that his father Wayne is an Australian legend and local fans had a lot of fun watching Remy’s progression and final result. It’s been a perfect weekend for him.”