Remy Gardner in Yamaha GRT: the exodus from MotoGP to SBK continues

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Remy Gardner is just the latest rider on the list of those who have moved from MotoGP to SBK. The Australian signs with Yamaha GRT.

Remy Gardner (Instagram)
Remy Gardner – Motori.News

The exodus of pilots from the MotoGP at the SBK World Championship and it is not just about established athletes of a certain age, looking for a new adventure to end their career in the most worthy way. Just think of the various Max Biaggi, Alvaro Bautista, Scott Redding, who found success with the production derivatives after a long experience in the World Championship.

Recently the WorldSBK it has also become attractive to young talents who see their careers prematurely interrupted in the World Cup. For example, it is the case of Iker Lecuona, Xavi Vierge, Andrea Locatelli who are completing their maturity in Superbike after having made their bones between Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP. But the flow out of the premier class continues to give other baby champions that will make the SBK championship even more exciting.

Migration from MotoGP to SBK

Toprak Razgatlioglu (LaPresse)
Toprak Razgatlioglu – Motori.News

After the news leaked in recent days, it is now official: Remy Gardner will compete in the GRT team, taking the place of the American Garrett Gerloff which in turn signed with the private Bonovo BMW team. The young Australian rider has left out the offers from Moto2, considering that chapter concluded with the victory of the world title in 2021. After about a year he finds himself out of the MotoGP games, after only one season with the colors of the KTM Tech3 team. by Hervè Poncharal.

A different fate, however, for his current boxing mate Raul Fernandez, who from next year will continue to compete in the Master Class with the team. Aprilia RNF by Razlan Razali. By contract Remy Gardner cannot speak, but he left a few words on social media: “I’m sure everyone has seen the news, but I’m focused on finishing strong in Tech3 this season. But I am happy that my future is already established“.

His colleague Raul Fernandezwith whom he shared the same garage in 2021 (in KTM Ajo) and in 2022 (in KTM Tech3) he wishes him the best: “Very happy for you, dear friend. Enjoy this new phase in your life. It has been a real pleasure to share a team with you over these two years“Said the Spaniard. Much rarer, however, is the transition from WorldSBK to MotoGP. Toprak Razgatlioglu could succeed in 2024, if he is offered the saddle of Franco Morbidelli or if an interesting proposal arrives from an official team.

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