Tech3 Racing‘s Remy Gardner performed superbly in today’s final race of 2018 to end up in the top 5, which is his best ever outcome in the Moto2 World Championship. 

The young Australian came off the line well from P17, did some clever first laps to avoid all the drama on the tricky wet track and made up position by position until he arrived in sixth. In the second last lap he passed Fabio Quartararo and was able to open a gap on him on the final kilometres to eventually cross the line in fifth.


Remy Gardner

Position: 5th – Championship: 19th – Points: 40


Gardner - 2018"It was a race, in which I had to use my head and really had to feel into it. Unfortunately, I wasn’t that fast in the wet here like on some other tracks, but we brought it home in fifth, my best ever result in Moto2. I left it to the last race with Tech3, but I’m ecstatic as it’s been a long time coming. We put in a new tyre for the race and it took me about five laps to feel myself into it. I passed Fabio on the second last lap, but really didn’t want to battle him hard in the wet and managed to bring it home like this. I’m super happy for the team! It’s the last race for this bike and the last race with this engine, so I’m really glad we could finish on a high.

 

 

Hervé PONCHARAL

Team Manager


“Finally, a very positive result for Remy and the Mistral in the Moto2 class. We were so disappointed and sad after doing so well in Australia, but not finishing the race. The same happened again in Malaysia. WE know the bike is working well in Valencia. We knew Remy likes the difficult conditions we had today, but you can never be sure. There were so many crashes today. He started quite low, but we could see him coming and catching a lot of riders. But we also saw many crashes in front, so we were praying for him to go up the order, but also not pushing too much and I think in the end, he did the best race he could have done. He’s been passing anyone, he never did any mistake and he never gave up. When following him, he looked quite safe. To finish the race top 5, which is the last race of the Mistral 610, the last race of Remy with us, the last race of the Honda era – this is a fantastic result. I think the whole team deserves that, Remy deserves that and we are very, very happy. We would have liked Bo to be there as well, but we understood what happened and the reason why. We would have liked Hector to be there, as it was an important race for him, but I think he has seen what the team can do and I think this has been a good weekend for him anyway. I’d like to thank Hector for replacing Bo, for trying hard. Unfortunately he crashed and he was physically not fit to ride today, but I hope he comes and join us to celebrate tonight that great way of ending the Moto2 adventure with Mistral. Thanks to all the guys and very special congratulations to Remy.”

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