Bo Bendsneyder showed a determined fight today in the South of Spain. Starting the heated competition in 23rdposition, the Dutch Moto2 rookie stepped up the game mainly in the second part of the race and made up a lot of positions. The Tech3 Racing Team rider eventually ended up in 16th place to miss out on his first point by just 0.256 seconds.

Meanwhile, Hector Garzo, who took over the Mistral 610 of the injured Remy Gardner, got his second Moto2 World Championship experience with 23 demanding laps at the Jerez Circuit. Starting from 30th, the Spanish youngster kept his rhythm trough the race to finally see the chequered flag in 23rd.


Bo Bendsneyder

Position: 16th – Championship: 23rd – Points: -


Gardner - 2018In the beginning the race was quite difficult, because it was very hectic. My start wasn’t the best, so I lost some positions, but after that I was improving lap by lap and overtaking one rider after another. We knew that the track was quite hot and everybody had to push to the limit in the windy conditions, so there were some crashes. It was difficult to stay on the bike, but finally we finished the race. I’m just sad, that we didn’t get that first point. Anyway, I think we are on a good way, especially after the first three tricky weekends.”


 

Hector Garzo

Position: 23rd – Championship: 33th – Points: -


Bendsneyder - 2018That’s the first race I finished in the World Championship, but I’m not really happy about the result, because as a rider I want more. I’m not used to this kind of races, they are really long and I need to improve, especially at the end. But overall, I’m quite satisfied, that I finished and I have a bit more experience than yesterday. I’m happy with the work we’ve done in the course of this weekend.” 


 

Hervé PONCHARAL

Team Manager


Obviously, it’s disappointing to finish 16th, because you always want to have points, particularly for the first time with Bo in this 2018 Moto2 World Championship. But especially during the second part of the race he showed some real speed, fighting spirit and he came back to P16. I think one or two more laps could have meant 15th, but it is what it is. His lap times towards the end were very impressive, he was as fast as the guys in the top 10, so this is showing, that Bo can be with the other rookies, which is where we want to be. I hope this will give Bo’s moral a real boost and help him to understand what his real value is. On the other side of the garage, it was a tough mission for Hector. Of course, it’s difficult coming from the CEV, but he’s done his best. I really hope, he enjoyed and that this experience helps him to be quicker in his championship, but clearly, I want to thank him for his dedication and for his never-give-up attitude.”

The Tech3 Racing duo of Bo Bendsneyder and Hector Garzo experienced a hard Qualifying at Jerez de la Frontera. However, Bendsneyder did some solid Free Practice sessions to commence the Spanish GP weekend, where he showed a very good race pace, but struggled during the Saturday afternoon session to eventually find himself starting from the eighth row of the grid. Meanwhile, Hector Garzo, who is replacing Remy Gardner in Jerez, did well to improve his lap time from FP1 on Friday by 1.663 seconds in Qualifying and is set to tackle his second ever Moto2 World Championship race from the tenth row at 12:20 local time tomorrow.


Bo Bendsneyder  

Position: 23rd - Time: 1’43.085 - Laps: 23


Remy GardnerIt was a difficult day. At the end of the day, we were not able to find a really good package, so the Qualifying didn’t go like we expected. The position is quite far from the top, but we hope, that with the good race pace we did, we might be able to make up positions. We need to fight hard to be back there and hoping for some points. It was a hard day, I’m just looking forward to tomorrow.”


Hector Garzo

Position: 30th - Time: 1'44.327 - Laps: 41


Bo BendsneyderThe second day with the bike and the team was quite satisfying. I’m pretty happy, because we improved a lot, although we didn’t reach the time we wanted, but I think with a little bit more of training and a bit more work on the setting, we can put the bike on the place and I think the laps, that I have done in a row are really good for the race and I’m delighted.”

The return of the paddock to Europe means the first time this season for Bo Bendsneyder to arrive at a track, where he was already collecting data with his Mistral 610 machine during winter testing. The Moto2 rookie immediately demonstrated his advantage in FP1 and FP2 on Friday and showed a good and especially consistent pace while already working towards the race in Jerez de la Frontera.

On the other side, Hector Garzo replaces Remy Gardner this weekend. After the Australian crashes while training this week, the entire Tech3 Racing team wishes him a full and speedy recovery and is hoping to see him back in the garage soon. Garzo, who already stepped in last year at the Sachsenring, used the first two Free Practice sessions to get used to the World Championship again and was able to improve his lap time from the morning to the afternoon by 0.5 seconds.


Bo Bendsneyder  

Position: 21st - Time: 1’43.693 - Laps: 43


Remy GardnerI think it was a really positive day. We worked a lot with the race distance and the race pace today, also with long distances on the tyres, because in Argentina and Texas I struggled a bit during the end of the race, so now our main focus was on Sunday. Eventually, our position doesn’t look too great, but our pace is really good. During the second session, I kept the same tyre all the time, I did 30 laps with it and until the last lap I was inside 0.2 seconds of my personal best, so I think it’s been a productive day. Let’s wait and see how the track will be tomorrow, I’m looking forward and will try to improve again.”


Hector Garzo

Position: 32nd - Time: 1'45.414 - Laps: 41


Bo BendsneyderToday has been a quite difficult day for me. I tried to understand the bike, how it works, the suspension, the brakes and everything, but finally I can say, that I feel we found a good line. Tomorrow I aim to improve a bit more and I think in the end we can have a good weekend with a solid result.”

Following an incident while training on a Motocross bike, Tech3 Racingteam rider Remy Gardnersustained several injuries and is currently on his way to the Dexeus Clinica in Barcelona in order to get the best treatment by Doctor Mir and his team of specialists. The Australian, who had an excellent start into the season will not be able to compete at Jerez de la Frontera this weekend.

However, Hector Garzowill take over his Mistral 610 for the Spanish Grand Prix. The 19-year old Spanish rider is competing in the FIM CEV Repsol in 2018 aboard the Mistral 610 and already showed great potential with the Tech3 Racing team last season, when stepping in for Xavi Vierge at the German GP. 


Hector Garzo


I’m really happy to have another opportunity with the Tech3 Racing team, although it’s a pity to have to take over the place of Remy. I wish him a very fast recovery! I will give my best for my second GP. I aim to improve step by step, learn as much as possible during the weekend and as it is the Spanish Grand Prix for sure, I will give it all.


 

Hervé PONCHARAL

Team Manager


It’s very disappointing news that we received today from Wayne Gardner informing us, that Remy apparently broke his two legs and one ankle, which means of course he won’t be in Jerez. Right now, I think he will be transferred to the Dexeus Clinica of Dr Mir and we have to wait and see. It looks like he could be out for a few weeks, so clearly, he won’t be able to race this weekend, which is a big shame, because Remy was having the best start of his young career in Moto2 with a good race in Qatar, a really, really strong race in Argentina. Texas was a bit less competitive, but still holding a good position in the championship. For sure after having nine days of testing in Jerez, we were looking for a good performance there. Unfortunately, it is what it is and he isn’t the first one with an accident in training. Every year, race by race, MotoGP Championship riders are getting injured while training. It’s a shame, but this is life. We are proud to announce that Hector Garzo, who is riding the Mistral 610 in the CEV Moto2 Championship, who also replaced Xavi Vierge last year, when he was out due to injury at the Sachsenring, will be back in the Tech3 Racing team, this time replacing Remy Gardner, so we are happy to see him again and we hope he will be as impressive as he was for his first outing in the Moto2 World Championship. We will do everything we can to make him feel comfortable without too much pressure. He knows Jerez, he’s from Spain and hopefully he can make us forget the disappointment of Remy’s absence.”

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