News 10 Apr 2018

Career-best sixth a pleasant result for Tech 3 Racing’s Gardner

Australian Moto2 contender turns fortunes around at Argentinian circuit.

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One year on from a horror weekend in Argentina, Australian Remy Gardner has turned his fortunes around at the Termas de Río Hondo circuit, lodging a career-best result of sixth in the Moto2 category at the weekend’s stop of the world championship.

Gardner remained in the top 10 throughout the entire weekend, piloting his Tech 3 Racing Moto2 machine to a sensible finish in the 23-lap affair, despite the potential for a podium finish.

“I’m super happy,” expressed an ecstatic Gardner. “It was a long race but I kept my cool and kept my concentration and focused on being consistent. It was a little tricky in some corners which meant I had to pick and choose lines. It was definitely a better result than last year when I left in an ambulance, this year I am leaving with a smile so I can’t complain.

“We made a big step this weekend and I am looking forward to maintaining this form in the US. Massive thanks to the Tech3 Moto2 Racing team and to everyone back home and around the world that has been tweeting and messaging – I can’t reply or like everyone’s but I am reading them.”

Paired with his 12th place finish at Qatar’s season-opener, the youthful talent now sits eight in the championship standings as the series heads to Circuit of the Americas on 22 April.