Gardner returns to MotoGP in Germany as a replacement for the injured Rins

Remy Gardner will return to compete in MotoGP at the German Grand Prix after the fall of Álex Rins in Assen. Yamaha has made it official through a statement that the Catalan will not be able to race this weekend, and in turn has announced the return of the Australian to the premier motorcycling competition as a substitute.

This weekend the German Grand Prix takes place and Yamaha already has a partner for Fabio Quartararo. The Japanese team was not obliged to look for a replacement for the Catalan, since there is no ten-day separation between the two Grand Prix.. Even so, they did not want to go with just one rider to the Sachsenring and will have the GYTR GRT Yamaha rider.

Álex Rins’ injury

In the last Grand Prix, Álex Rins had a rough start in which he was forced to abandon the race in the first corner. The Catalan suffered a spectacular fall, being thrown over the handlebars of his motorcycle, and he ended up falling abruptly against the asphalt, leaving his right wrist and left leg damaged, especially.

The Yamaha man had to undergo surgery on two occasions last Monday. In the morning he underwent surgery for a double fracture in his wrist caused by his fall in Assen. He underwent surgery again in the afternoon to remove one of the nails he had in his right leg, from when he broke his tibia and fibula in Italy last year.

Both operations were completed successfully and the Catalan is already focused on getting back on his motorcycle after the summer break. “The operation went well and I’m going home. Unfortunately I will miss the next grand prix, but I hope to return very soon”Rins said after leaving the operating room. The Yamaha rider hopes to be back for the Silverstone Grand Prix on August 4 after the summer break.

Gardner’s reunion with MotoGP

This It is not Remy Gardner’s first adventure in MotoGP, since in 2022 he was in the premier class with the Tech3-KTM team. He was a teammate of Raúl Fernández, but the Australian who became Moto2 world champion a year earlier did not adapt and ended up losing his position.

The Australian is looking forward to this second opportunity, even if it is only for the German Grand Prix. “I’m very excited about this challenge. I just want to say ‘thank you very much’ to Yamaha for trusting me for this weekend“I will use it as a great experience to learn,” said the current Superbike rider.

A year and a half later he got back on a MotoGP bike, this time due to a teammate’s injury. “First of all, I hope Álex recovers soon and I wish him the best”said the Moto2 world champion, remembering Álex Rins after his accident in Assen.

Aleix Espargaró will try to be present in Germany

Álex Rins was not the only Spaniard to fall in the Assen Grand Prix, since Aleix Espargaró also suffered a fall at the end of Friday Practice and another in the Sprint Race. This double fall caused the Spaniard to not be able to compete in the Sunday race in Netherlands.

Despite the injury, Aleix is ​​going to do everything possible to race this weekend at the German Grand Prix. In the falls he suffered a fracture in his hand, but at the moment he will not undergo surgery. “My hand is still not well, it is a really complicated injury because it affects my hand on the gas”confessed the Catalan.

The Aprilia team has confirmed that Aleix will travel to the Sachsenring circuit to test in free practice and see if he will be able to compete. The pilot’s intention is clear: “Germany is a very special track. I will do therapy until Thursday and then I will arrive at the circuit at the last minute to try to participate in free practice”. The Catalan is doing everything possible not to miss his second consecutive race before the summer break.


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