News 24 Oct 2016

Gardner gutted following two crashes in Australian GP

Difficult week capped off by dramatic Moto2 race on Sunday.

Source: Supplied.

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Australian Moto2 newcomer Remy Gardner has expressed his disappointment following a difficult and challenging Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix last weekend at Phillip Island.

Gardner’s lead-up to event was less than ideal after an incident following the Japanese grand prix, which initially left him in doubt for the event and only added to his frustration.

The Tasca Scuderia Racing rider crashed on the opening lap in front of his home-country fans and, despite being able rejoin the circuit, another mistake halfway through the 25-lap race forced him to retire from the event.

“I’m gutted,” Gardner stated. “It’s been a tough week but that aside I arrived at Phillip Island ready to give my all and that’s what I did. We had the pace to run in the top ten and I was confident that despite being 23rd on the grid that I could fight my way into the points.

“I’m sorry to disappoint all the fans that were cheering me on but want to thank them for their support not just at home but throughout the season. With Sepang next week I don’t have much time to feel down and so I will pick myself up and focus on doing the best I can in the final two races.”

The 18-year-old has two remaining races with the Tasca Scuderia Racing team at Sepang and Valencia before joining the Tech3 Racing Team for the 2017 season.