Gardner replaces Rins for German MotoGP™

Wednesday, 3 July 2024 07:07 GMT

The WorldSBK podium finisher will return to MotoGP™ activity at the Sachsenring

With one more weekend to wait until the fifth round of the 2024 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, one rider will be able to get track time in before as Remy Gardner (GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team) returns to MotoGP™ World Championship action. The Australian rider will replace the injured Alex Rins in the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™ outfit, after the Spaniard suffered injuries sustained following a first corner-Lap 1 crash at the Motul TT Assen. He will be teammates to 2021 MotoGP™ World Champion Fabio Quartararo.

Gardner has previous MotoGP™ experience, having joined World Superbike after a year in the class, where he achieved multiple points-scoring rides. He graduated to MotoGP™ after wrapping up the 2021 Moto2™ World Championship with five wins and 12 podiums. So far in 2024, it’s been a season to remember for the #87, who has enjoyed seven top ten finishes in the last nine, celebrating a career-first podium in WorldSBK too, with P3 at Assen in Race 2.

Talking about the opportunity, Gardner said: “First of all, I hope Alex can have a fast recovery and I wish him the best. I'm really excited about this challenge. I just want to say 'Thank you so much' to Yamaha for trusting me to ride this weekend. I will use it as a great experience to learn. It's a new bike, and coming back to MotoGP™ for one race is always a nice experience, so I'm looking forward to enjoying this weekend, and I'm just extremely happy for this opportunity. Once again a big 'Thank you' to Yamaha.”

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