Starting from P19 Tech3 Racing team rider Remy Gardner showed a brave race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli today. The fast Australian made up one position by another during the hot 25 laps, lying in 14that half time and eventually saw the chequered flag in 12th.

At the same time Bo Bendsneyder showed a brave come back as well. After getting off the line from P23 he lost some places but was already back in 22ndwith 12 laps to go. With a strong second half of the race, the Moto2 rookie placed his Mistral 610 in 20th position.


Remy Gardner

Position: 12th– Championship: 18th– Points: 24


Gardner - 2018“I knew that the degradation to 19thwould make my race harder today, as we struggled in the beginning to pass some of the riders in front. I felt like I had a better pace in the beginning but anyway, once I got fresh air, I picked up the pace and passed a few riders. I managed to get up to 12th, had Aegerter behind me, pressuring me for the last half of the race, so that was a mental game, but we were strong. It was definitely a hot race and we still have to sort out some improvements for Aragon.”


 

Bo Bendsneyder    

Position: 20th– Championship: 30th– Points: -

 


Bendsneyder - 2018“It has been a really difficult race in the beginning. Yesterday was a good day but today we changed something in the Warm Up, which didn’t go to plan and for the race it was the same. I had a completely different feeling than yesterday, especially with the front going into the corner, I didn’t feel comfortable, so we need to check in the data what was different from yesterday. In the second part, I learned a lot from this race, to work with my body on the bike and to finish it. It’s quite disappointing, but I keep fighting in Aragon” 


 

Hervé PONCHARAL

Team Manager


“Great weekend for Remy Gardner, he has been fast all the time. Following the super performance in Silverstone we were really frustrated not to have the possibility to race there because after having done the second fastest lap in Qualifying we were truly looking forward to race, which couldn’t happen for the reason we know, but although there was no rain here, Remy has been fast all weekend long. I think he did a very, very strong and clever race. He has been fighting with top guys, GP winners, so this 12thposition means a lot. It was tough to get and I’d like to thank him and the whole Tech3 Moto2 team, who worked really hard. I also want to thank and congratulate Bo because I think this has been one of his best weekends so far in this category. His performance in Qualifying was great as well. For sure, 20this not ideal, but he is learning and he is a lot closer to the front and to his teammate than he’s ever been. Now, there’s just one more race left in Europe, Aragon, which was always a track, where we’ve done quite good with the Mistral, so let’s see what’s happening next round. Overall, it’s a happy Sunday for the Tech3 Moto2 team.”

Remy Gardner showed a strong start to Saturday and was working hard during the third Free Practice this afternoon. In Qualifying he was able to do some fast laps as well but was unfortunate to being degraded from P14 to seventh row due to exceeding the circuit’s limits. On the other side of the Tech3 Racing team garage, Bo Bendsneyder matched his goal to break into the 1:38 mark and was 1.368 seconds faster in Qualifying than in the first session of the weekend to start tomorrow’s San Marino Grand Prix at 12.20 local time from eighth row on the grid.


Remy Gardner 

Position: 19th- Time: 1’38.050 - Laps: 17


Remy Gardner“It was disappointing in the end of the Qualifying that I had a small crash in the last exit. The lap before I did my best lap, but we just learned that it was cancelled for exceeding track limits. I actually don’t know where yet, so we’ll have a look at it. It’s a pity because 14thwould have been a pretty decent position for a good race tomorrow. Now we’re 19th, lost five position, which complicated our job for tomorrow. I still think our race pace is quite strong. I was just pushing and it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to. But that’s the way it goes sometimes.


Bo Bendsneyder 

Position: 23rd- Time: 1’38.317 - Laps: 20


Bo Bendsneyder“I’m really happy about the lap time we did. Our target was doing 38 low and we were thinking it could be a top 18, but finally all the guys made a fast lap. Anyway, the step we made from yesterday is huge. The first day we were quite far from the top and now we are definitely closer, I also did quite a few laps close to my best lap time now in Qualifying. My feeling is good, I just have the sensation I didn’t put one truly great lap together, but the race is long tomorrow, so we need to take care about crashes as we’ve just seen earlier today. I’m just focused for tomorrow to keep a consistent pace and let’s see where we can end up.”

Tech3 Racing team’s Remy Gardner showed a strong performance on Friday, after he already started the day with fast lap times and was able to even slightly improve in FP2 this afternoon to eventually end up in 15th overall, less than half a second from the top 5. Meanwhile Bo Bendsneyder was working to try to find a good feeling riding the Misano world Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the first time with his Mistral610. The Dutch rookie concluded day one just 0.535 seconds behind his teammate.


Remy Gardner 

Position: 15th- Time: 1’38.526 - Laps: 37


Remy GardnerIt has been a pretty decent day here in Misano with the first two Free Practices. We were missing a little bit and tried to fine tune our setting. We didn’t put a new tyre in FP2 but being with the used rubber we were back on our Qualifying time from last year, the rhythm looks pretty good as well. Now we have to see what tomorrow brings with the rain, but it seems like it could be another positive weekend so far. We keep working.


Bo Bendsneyder 

Position: 29th- Time: 1’39.541 - Laps: 39


Bo BendsneyderToday has not been easy and in the end we’re again in a position that we don’t wanted, but we did many laps and worked hard in FP1 and FP2, which were really consistent. Finally, there wasn’t a real fast lap, but today we also focused on the work for Sunday and not on a single lap. I think we found something, which could bring us this extra step in order to arrive in the 38’s, so we will see if we can improve in case it’s dry tomorrow.

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