Broken thumb and fractured left foot for Remy Gardner

2020 MotoGP Round Seven – Misano

Gran Premio Lenovo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

A spill on Friday didn’t prevent Remy from bouncing back to secure a front row start in Qualifying in the #SanMarinoGP at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. Setting the second fastest time in Q2, Gardner was set to start from Pole Position following a penalty for Sam Lowes, but, following a monster high side crash in morning Wam-Up, the Australian was ruled unfit for the race.

Misano 2020 Moto2 front row
1 Sam Lowes – EG0,0 Marc VDS – Kalex – 1:36.170
2 Remy Gardner – ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team – Kalex +0.254
3 Luca Marini – Sky Racing Team VR46 – Kalex +0.332

Further medical checks revealed that Remy suffered a broken thumb and three left foot fractures. Whilst the tough Aussie wanted to ride, he will now fly to Barcelona for an operation.

He remains optimistic and focused on next weekend’s event which is also going to take place in Misano.

Remy Gardner

The crash on Friday morning didn’t help with the confidence and with the plan for working on the basic setting but the new asphalt really surprised me. I was still sure we would be able to improve when it counted – the focus was always on the race. Saturday was a really great day. We worked really well as a team and were able to come back from a tough Friday. I was extremely happy to be on the front row and with Sam’s penalty, I was P1 on the grid. I knew the Italian riders would be fast here in Misano, so the target was to do a good race and leave with some strong points. We were fast again in Warm-Up and honestly, I have no idea why I went down. It was a big crash, but I escaped relatively unhurt. I am now going to Barcelona to be operated on and I hope to be able to ride next week, but it’s too early to say for sure that I can. Thanks for the support and see you all back on track soon!”

Moto2 Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Luca MARINI Kalex 40m41.774
2 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex +0.799
3 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex +0.897
4 Xavi VIERGE Kalex +2.177
5 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex +8.307
6 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +9.046
7 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up +9.971
8 Sam LOWES Kalex +16.485
9 Aron CANET Speed Up +17.036
10 Joe ROBERTS Kalex +17.209
11 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +17.741
12 Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex +19.152
13 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex +21.946
14 Simone CORSI MV Agusta +22.005
15 Nicolò BULEGA Kalex +24.404
16 Jake DIXON Kalex +24.663
17 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta +27.442
18 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex +32.671
20 Kasma DANIEL Kalex +46.463
Not Classified
DNF Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1 Lap
DNF Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up 4 Laps
DNF Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 7 Laps
DNF Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex 9 Laps
DNF Jesko RAFFIN NTS 10 Laps
DNF Edgar PONS Kalex 13 Laps
DNF Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 15 Laps
DNF Hector GARZO Kalex 19 Laps

Moto2 World Championship Standings

Pos Rider Bike Points
1 Luca MARINI Kalex 112
2 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 95
3 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex 85
4 Jorge MARTIN Kalex 79
5 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 68
6 Sam LOWES Kalex 67
7 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 59
8 Aron CANET Speed Up 50
9 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 45
10 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 45
11 Remy GARDNER Kalex 41
12 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 39
13 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 37
14 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 36
15 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 19
16 Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up 17
17 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 15
18 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 12
19 Jake DIXON Kalex 12
20 Hector GARZO Kalex 12
21 Nicolò BULEGA Kalex 12
23 Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex 5
24 Dominique AEGERTER NTS 4
25 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex 3
26 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 3
27 Simone CORSI MV Agusta 3


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