Australian Remy Gardner has completed his 2019 Moto2 World Championship campaign with a top 15 result at Valencia’s season finale in Spain.
The SAG Racing contender admitted it was a slow start to the weekend after discovering bike troubles on Friday, leading him to qualify 14th on Saturday.
He was unable to progress in the 16-lap encounter to finish 15th, granting him 15th in the championship standings following a mixed second half of the year.
“Friday was the worst day of the year,” Gardner stated. “We had big vibrations with the bike which was something to do with the clutch. The team identified the issue and I gave it my all in qualifying, but it was another tough day. It was like starting from zero on a Saturday which is not ideal, but the main thing was that we made into Q2.
“Unfortunately in the race things didn’t improve and I couldn’t move forward. It’s a shame to end year like this, especially with the speed we have shown but that’s racing and I know the team and I will come back stronger in 2020.”
Gardner displayed great form and potential at the beginning of the season, earning a career-first podium at Argentina.