Ducati star Jack Miller has been the only Australian rider in MotoGP since his promotion to the top class in 2015. Next season, the he’ll be joined a fellow Aussie in Remy Gardner, the son of 1987 500cc world champion Wayne.
23-year-old Gardner is leading the Moto2 championship after six rounds, having claimed his first win of the season last weekend at Mugello in Italy.
He since finished Moto2 practice on Friday at Catalunya in fourth.
Now Miller has shared his joy at Gardner’s promotion to the top class in 2022, when he’ll race for the Tech3 KTM team.
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“It’s mega. Unreal for him. I’m over the moon,” Miller said.
“He’s had to do the hard yards, going to Moto3 and then having to go back to Spanish Championship in Moto2 and then with Tech 3 [in the Moto2 World Championship] and then working his way up to eventually to be able to get his chance next year in MotoGP is a massive breakthrough for him I think.
Miller is delighted his fellow countrtyman will be riding in MotoGP next season.Source:AFP
“I think the biggest thing for him now that’s all settled is he can focus on trying to wrap up the championship in Moto2 and come up as world champion.
“That would be good for him, but I mean it’s fantastic news for Australia to have another guy they can watch.”
Gardner’s journey has been anything but typical, often struggling with difficult bikes that were inferior to his rivals.
Remy Gardner set for promotion.Source:Instagram
“I don’t think I’ve had the most conventional way through the GPs,” he said this week.
“For sure I’ve had a lot of hard years. In Moto3 it was horrible, I only scored points one time in the whole year.
“In Moto2, probably didn’t have the same equipment as the other guys at that time and it was tough for me.
“I think in the end those tough years probably made me strong on the bike mentally and physically. I guess that all adds up in the end.
“Then when I did have the equipment back in 2019 I honestly wasn’t ready to win races yet because I was just making mistakes all the time, but it was my first year running at the front.
“So, it was kind of a new experience for me and in 2020 I kind of working on myself, worked with my team and in the last part of 2020 we worked well to carry that on onto this year.
“For sure it hasn’t been easy but I’ve finally made it to the big class.”
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