He is undoubtedly one of the most eagerly awaited riders in the upcoming SBK World Championship. Who are we talking about? Remy Gardner, of course, who tested with the GRT team’s Yamaha this past December. Tomorrow we’ll publish the full interview with the Australian rider, after his adventure in the MotoGP with KTM.
Here’s a quick preview in which Remy explains why he went to GRT.
“Ducati sought me out to race in the Superbike,” he said. “I got to talk to Serafino Foti, and it was a very interesting conversation. But, in the end, I chose Yamaha, because after all the difficulties I encountered in 2022, they made me realize that they really wanted me, and presented me with a much simpler and clearer contract. Ducati wanted me too, but it was nothing concrete, since I would have been repositioned in a satellite team. I saw Yamaha was very convinced, and it was nice to see the representative of a factory team say to me, ‘We want you. Here’s is the contract. Let’s make it happen’.”
Remy hasn’t forgotten the past.
“My 2022 was a really complicated year. I tried to do my best asking, among other things, that some things be changed, Unfortunately, there was nothing they could do.In the end, that’s what happened, and today I’m here in Superbike. Maybe I deserved a second chance and, if I had been given one, I would have signed, doing my best, as I always have. I’m a rider who always tries to do his best, but maybe they did me a favor.”