News 6 Aug 2019

Set-up struggles hinder Gardner at Czech grand prix

SAG Racing contender finishes outside the point at Brno.

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Australian Remy Gardner admits he struggled to find a suitable set-up at Brno’s 10th round of the Moto2 World Championship last weekend, leading him to finish outside of the points.

Admittedly using the wrong tyre for qualifying, Gardner set the 15th fastest time before mustering up a 16th place finish in Sunday’s 19-lap encounter.

“It’s easy to say that in qualifying we were on the wrong tyre,” Gardner stated. “We made a call and it just wasn’t the right one. I found it hard all weekend with finding a general set-up, but we kept working. The race itself was far from perfect.

“I made a decent start, but we just didn’t have the setting and I struggled. I kept my head down and was close to the points but it’s not the result we deserve. We know we are faster than that, so we need to come back stronger in Austria next weekend. Thanks to everyone for the constant support.”

The SAG Racing Team ace sits 12th in the championship standings as Moto2 heads to the Red Bull Ring this weekend in Austria.