News 8 Sep 2023

Yamaha and Gardner extend through 2024 WorldSBK season

Australian to continue with GYTR GRT outfit for second year in class.

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GYTR GRT Yamaha’s Remy Gardner has signed a contract extension with the team for next season and will remain with the outfit through the 2024 Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).

Gardner,25, made the switch to the WorldSBK paddock this year after a single season in the premier class of MotoGP, and the former Moto2 World champion has scored a best race result of P6 – on multiple occasions – in his debut season so far.

“I am really thrilled to announce my renewal with Yamaha for the 2024 season and I believe we have a promising future together,” Gardner explained. “Next year will be my second year with the R1, and I couldn’t be happier with the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team.

“With an additional year of experience under our belts, I have high hopes for our performance. I already feel right at home, so it’s a great feeling to continue this journey, and I want to express my sincere gratitude to Yamaha for this fantastic opportunity.”

Gardner will once again race alongside two-time Supersport World champion Dominique Aegerter for the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team in 2024, with the Swiss rider’s contract extension having already been announced during the summer break.

Yamaha Motor Europe road racing manager Andrea Dosoli added: “We are happy to be able to announce the extension of our partnership with Remy, and to finalise an unchanged rider lineup at the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team for the 2024 season.

“We can see both the talent and the potential that Remy possesses and, although it’s been something of an inconsistent debut season for him in WorldSBK so far, we remain confident that we can achieve our goals together during the remainder of this season and the next.

“With Remy now onboard, we are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting 2024 season, which Yamaha will be contesting with an incredibly strong line up, with the four riders racing for the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK and GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK teams counting 11 world championship titles between them.

“This exceptional rider line up comes with significant responsibility for Yamaha, but we are committed to providing a competitive package that matches the talent of our riders and we have secured the resources and support required.”

The 2023 Superbike World Championship continues this weekend at Magny-Cours, the French circuit marking the ninth round in this year’s series.