Thailand MotoGP is Scary, But Fun | Remy Gardner - Virtus 70 Motoworks

Thailand MotoGP is Scary, But Fun | Remy Gardner

Remy Gardener felt that he is comfortably natural for his best-yet MotoGP to finish in Sunday’s best Thai Grand Prix.


The Australian swooped 18-12 during the opening lap of some 'patch' and thought he was leading by the drivers.


However, Gardner joined many riders suffering from high front tire pressure on Sunday.


Worse, the front lock knocked Gardner out, and he became the only DNF of the race on lap 12.

Gardener Said That He Nearly Ran Into The Back of Morbidelli, Which Was Scary But Fun

The Tech3 KTM rookie, Gardener, said he had a perfect time in the first few laps. However, going down the straight and not seeing anything is very sketchy. Few riders shut off in the middle of the straight, and they were flat out. He nearly ran into the back of Mordibelli and Alex and even had a few close calls, which was pretty gnarly. It was scary but fun.


For the first few laps, the bike was perfect. Unfortunately, the riders miscalculated the front tire pressure, and the thing just spiked to the moon. Therefore, in the beginning, after quite a few times, the front tire went to the moon, and the thing was locked in a straight line. Then, as the rider started to go, he pushed harder to keep up, and the thing just crashed.


He also said further that they do not have too much experience in the wet, and personally, it is not something he is really on top of the tire pressures. If they think at the beginning of the race, they would have been easily in the top ten.


He felt super strong and did not know where Aleix finished, but he was alright in the first few laps. Lap by lap, the pressure issue got worse.


Gardner is heading into his home event at Phillip Island and the final three races of his MotoGP career before joining WorldSBK in 2023.


Teammate Raul Fernandez finished 15th in the final points in Buriram after a weekend of illness.


He said he wished for the rain to come because he was not physically at his maximum. Therefore, he was pretty happy when the rain came. At the beginning of the race, he felt good, but his pace started dropping, and he lost confidence. That is why he was frustrated. Otherwise, he would have finished in the top ten effortlessly.


Since the track was getting worse, he had to analyze and decide how to behave and try to complete the points. Besides, he feels good competing with Brad Binder, who grabs one point. 

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