NHK Helmet – Remy Gardner raced to his second FIM Moto2 World Championship career podium in today’s Styrian Grand Prix, after starting the twenty-five lap race from sixth on the grid.
After taking Pole Position at the Red Bull Ring a week ago, Remy Gardner had to be content with a second row start for the #StyrianGP which was also held at the Austrian venue. A small spill, at the same turn that saw him slide out of podium contention, prevented any further challenge for P1 in qualifying, Gardner nevertheless content with the work done leading up to lights out on Sunday.
Ending lap one in fourth, Remy was soon up to third and after setting the initial fastest race lap, he closed the gap on the front running duo, to join the battle for the lead with twenty laps to go. Ten laps in and after several laps following to lead two riders the #87 made his move, a perfectly executed overtake on the brakes at Turn 3 saw him progress into P2.
With race leader Jorge Martin escaping at the front, Gardner dropped back to third, regrouping quickly to race the final ten laps for the final place on the podium. Crossing the line to secure his second World Championship podium finish, Remy was clearly elated and leaves Austria ninth overall in the overall standings.
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