News 9 Oct 2018

Gardner to ‘rethink’ set-up and riding style ahead of final Moto2 rounds

Australian contender charges to 12th at first Thailand grand prix.

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Despite earning an impressive 12th at the weekend’s 15th round of the Moto2 World Championship in Thailand, Australian Remy Gardner says he needs to ‘rethink’ his set-up and riding style as the series heads into the final stages of the season.

The Tech3 Racing talent started from P19 on the grid at Chang International Circuit, making a number of intelligent manoeuvres in the opening laps to position himself strongly for a respectable result, ultimately adding four championship points to his tally.

“I really like the track and seemed pretty strong on the brakes, so I was confident for a good race,” Gardner explained. “The race was very, very tough. I got an amazing start and used my head in turn three – everyone went in there way too hot and I was able to sail through on the inside. I was wasting a lot of energy in the first seven or eight laps and although I gave my all to stay with Locatelli I just couldn’t as I was losing too much on the straight.

“In the end I was sliding a lot, but at least we got a couple of points, and came home with a respectable result. We definitely need to rethink for the next round, regarding setting and also my riding style which will hopefully bring us better results in the final four races.”

The next stop on the calendar is scheduled for 21 October at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan, one week before the Australian grand prix at Phillip Island.