Gardner makes strong start to German GP – Impressive opening for Garzo

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Remy Gardner launched into action today in Saxony and kicked off the 9th round of the Moto2 World Championship in a solid and determined style. After building up his pace in FP1, which he completed in 15th, Gardner powered onwards this afternoon to finish only six tenths of a second behind third place. The young Australian seeks to continue the positive momentum and clinch a solid grid position for Sunday’s 29 lap race tomorrow, despite unpredictable weather being expected. 

Meanwhile, Hector Garzo, who is replacing the injured Xavi Vierge at this round, made a highly notable debut on the world scene by finishing FP2 only a second back from the top ten in the highly competitive intermediate class. The young Spaniard, who is currently second in the FIM CEV Moto2 World Championship, made consistent steps forward throughout the day as he outperformed some vastly experienced riders and seeks to carry on his firm progress tomorrow.


Remy Gardner

Position: 11th - Time: 1'25.699- Laps: 18


 

Gardner - 2017“We had a positive opening day in Germany. After a good start this morning, it rained a lot in the afternoon so the track wasn’t dry when the FP2 session commenced. I waited in the pit box but eventually I got going and I had about 30 minutes on the track in the end, so I decided to stay out for the entire time and work on myself. It paid off well but we still need to make a few small adjustments on the bike. However, the start has been positive so I am happy and looking forward to tomorrow."


Hector Garzo

Position: 21st - Time: 1'26.560 - Laps: 19


 

Garzo - 2017“I am pleased with my first day of action in the Moto2 World Championship. In both sessions we worked hard because even if my bike is similar to the one that I use in the CEV Moto2 championship, I have not used KYB suspension before. However, I am really happy about it and also because I understood a lot of things very quickly. We are pushing hard in every session and getting closer and closer to the top, so I am more than pleased about what we have achieved so far. Tomorrow, we will improve more but we are already on a good level."

 

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