Moto2: Gardner out for injury, Garzo set to replace him at the Spanish GP

Following an incident while training on a Motocross bike, Tech3 Racing Team rider Remy Gardner sustained several injuries and is on his way to the Dexeus Clinica in Barcelona in order to get the best treatment by Doctor Mir and his team of specialists. The Australian, who had an excellent start into the season will not be able to compete at Jerez de la Frontera this weekend.

However, Hector Garzo will take over his Mistral 610 for the Spanish Grand Prix. The 19-year old Spanish rider is competing in the FIM CEV Repsol in 2018 aboard the Mistral 610 and already showed great potential with the Tech3 Racing team last season, when stepping in for Xavi Vierge at the German GP.

Hector Garzo
“I’m really happy to have another opportunity with the Tech3 Racing team, although it’s a pity to have to take over the place of Remy. I wish him a very fast recovery! I will give my best for my second GP. I aim to improve step by step, learn as much as possible during the weekend and as it is the Spanish Grand Prix for sure, I will give it all.”

Herve Poncharal – Team Manager
“It’s very disappointing news that we received from Wayne Gardner informing us, that Remy broke his two legs and one ankle, which means of course he won’t be in Jerez. It looks like he could be out for a few weeks, so clearly, he won’t be able to race this weekend, which is a big shame, because Remy was having the best start of his young career in Moto2 with a good race in Qatar, a really, really strong race in Argentina. Texas was a bit less competitive, but still holding a good position in the championship. For sure after having nine days of testing in Jerez, we were looking for a good performance there. Unfortunately, it is what it is and he isn’t the first one with an accident in training.”

“We are proud to announce that Hector Garzo, who is riding the Mistral 610 in the CEV Moto2 Championship, who also replaced Xavi Vierge last year, when he was out due to injury at the Sachsenring, will be back in the Tech3 Racing team, this time replacing Remy Gardner, so we are happy to see him again and we hope he will be as impressive as he was for his first outing in the Moto2 World Championship. We will do everything we can to make him feel comfortable without too much pressure. He knows Jerez, he’s from Spain and hopefully he can make us forget the disappointment of Remy’s absence.”

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