At 24 years old, the Australian will land in the championship after a single season in MotoGP, with the KTM Tech3 team, in which he has barely had room to demonstrate his skills, especially on top of a very critical prototype.
After 14 races in the heavy bike category, Gardner is in 23rd position in the table, with nine points, one more than Raúl Fernández, his teammate. His best result was eleventh place at the Catalunya Grand Prix .
Waiting to find out who his new teammate will be, Gardner will leave the MotoGP World Championship after eight full seasons, with the 2021 Moto2 title as his main feat, and with six victories on his record, all of them in the category of heavy bikes.
The son of the 500cc world champion gets, in this way, one of the official Yamaha motorcycles in WorldSBK, an R1 that, on paper, should allow him to compete for the title held by the Turkish Toprak Razgatlioglu.
“Remy is a young talent that we love, with an impressive track record within the MotoGP paddock. We are excited to be able to incorporate a rider who has not only shown great progression, but has also performed at the highest level”, Andrea Dosoli compliments him. , racing director of Yamaha Europe, who is still not wet when asked who will be his neighbor in the workshop: “There are some names that have been interested in our bike”.
Gardner has been in the spotlight in recent weeks, after publicly denouncing KTM’s lack of tact, which did not tell him until the test held in Austria, at the end of August, that he was not going to renew with the Tech3 structure, considering that it had been “unprofessional”.
At the next stop on the calendar, in Misano, the #87 recognized that the news “broke his heart”, due to the lack of margin to find an alternative on the 2023 MotoGP grid.