Remy Gardner (10th / Yamaha): “Better, but not enough” / Superbike World Championship

Remy Gardner (10th / Yamaha): “Better, but not enough” / Superbike World Championship


On the second day of testing at the World Superbike Championship in Jerez, Remy Gardner improved significantly. The former MotoGP rider lost just 0.2s to GRT Yamaha teammate Dominique Aegerter.

Remy Gardner was a full second faster on the second day of testing, with a time of 1:39.464. The Australian, who had moved on from MotoGP, finished 10th. Until the beautiful moment of the picture of Yamaha Toprak Razgatlioglu he lost 1.2 seconds. However, Gardner’s reference is his GRT Yamaha teammate Dominique Aegerter, who was 0.2s faster in the Jerez test.

“Not fast enough, but better,” Gardner smiled in an interview with SPEEDWEEK.com. “Overall it went well. We’ve been able to improve in small steps and I’ve been able to change my driving style a bit. Nothing was really negative.”

The 24-year-old tested different Pirelli tires and the Superbike rider didn’t like everyone.

“With the SCX I have a good feeling on the bike. On the other hand, I had problems with the front,” revealed Gardner. By the time we tried the second one, the sun was gone and it was getting colder – with us still the front wheel chattering. We were too late to set a fast time. But you can feel that Q› has a good performance.”

Superbike: Jerez test times, 25./26. January 2023
space Driver (Nat./Motorbike) Wednesday Thursday
1. Toprak Razgatlioglu (TR/Yamaha) 1:38.597 minutes Minutes 1:38.269
2. Jonathan Rea (UK/Kawasaki) 1:39.302 1:38.352
3. Alvaro Bautista (E/Ducati) 1:38,851 1:38,449
4. Michael Rinaldi (I/Ducati) 1:39,240 1:38,646
5. Alex Lowes (UK/Kawasaki) 1:39,684 1:39.175
6. Dominique Aegerter (CH/Yamaha) 1:39,934 1:39,193
7. Andrea Locatelli (I/Yamaha) 1:40,227 1:39,280
of the 8th. Danilo Petrucci (I/Ducati) 1:39,790 1:39,311
9. Iker Lecuona (E/Honda) 1:39,883 1:39,337
10 Remy Gardner (AUS/Yamaha) 1:40,551 1:39,464
11. Loris Baz (F/BMW) 1:41,040 1:39,517
12. Scott Redding (UK/BMW) 1:39,998 1:39,710
13. Xavi Vierge (E/Honda) 1:39,879 1:39,860
14 Philipp Öttl (D/Ducati) 1:40,234 1:40,023
15 Garrett Gerloff (USA/BMW) 1:40,065 1:40.101
16 Michael v Mark (NL/BMW) 1:40,769 1:40,221
17 Tom Sykes (UK/Kawasaki) 1:40,882 1:40,750
18 Lorenzo Baldassarri (I/Yamaha) 1:41,726 1:40.975
19 Florian Marino (F/Kawasaki) 1:43,214 1:41,553
20 Oliver Koenig (CZ/Kawasaki) 1:41,630 1:41,595
Supersport: Jerez test times, 25./26. January 2023
space Driver (Nat./Motorbike) Wednesday Thursday
1. Nicolo Bulega (I/Ducati) 1:42.454 minutes 1:41,685 at least
2. Can Oncu (TR/Kawasaki) 1:42,466 1:41,858
3. Federico Caricasulo (I/Ducati) 1:42,538 1:42.012
4. Adrian Huertas (E/Kawasaki) 1:43,455 1:42,923
5. Andrea Mantovani (I/Yamaha) 1:43,066 1:43,149
6. John McPhee (UK/Kawasaki) 1:46.254 1:43,665
7. Yuta Okay (J/Kawasak) 1:46.225