News 30 Jun 2019

Maiden Moto2 pole another impressive step for Gardner

Gritty young Australian delivers on Saturday in the intermediate division.

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A career-first Moto2 World Championship pole has further established Remy Gardner’s position as one of the brightest prospects on the grid after storming to P1 at Assen.

Gardner’s rise to the front of the intermediate grand prix field with the ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team has been a significant storyline to date in 2019.

The determined 21-year-old Australian had been the fastest rider during the morning session and, with a best lap-time of 1m36.572s, will lead the grid away during tonight’s Dutch affair.

“I am very happy with today’s results,” Gardner said. “It was a great QP, not only we have a very good pace, but we managed to get pole position. We need to keep calm and focus on the race!”

Gardner was sitting 11th heading into the final five minutes, however, that was soon about to change. Red sectors were lighting up next to his name and sure enough, Gardner went P1 and that’s where he would remain.

As a result, he became the first Australian intermediate class pole-setter since multiple MotoGP title-winner Casey Stoner took the 250cc pole at Phillip Island in 2005.

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