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Remy Gardner Gets German MotoGP Call Up to Replace Alex Rins at Yamaha

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Yamaha as called on Remy Gardner to replace Alex Rins at this weekend's German MotoGP, as the #42 will be unable to ride due to injury.

Rins picked up injuries to his right foot and wrist in his first-turn MotoGP Dutch TT crash last weekend. He underwent a reportedly successful wrist operation on Tuesday, but will be unable to ride this weekend at the Sachsenring. After the German round this weekend, MotoGP has three weekends off before the British Grand Prix on 2-4 August.

The result of Rins' absence is an opportunity for Remy Gardner. The Australian is the only rider on Yamaha's books this year who has previous experience racing in MotoGP, having completed a complicated and difficult season aboard the Tech3 KTM in 2022.

Remy Gardner, 2024 Australian WorldSBK. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Since being dumped out of MotoGP by the Austrian manufacturer, with which he won the 2021 Moto2 world title, Gardner has raced for the factory-linked GYTR GRT Yamaha team in WorldSBK alongside Dominique Aegerter (who also MotoGP experience having tested the Suzuki GSX-RR in 2022, although the Swiss rider never raced in the premier class).

With the GRT team, Gardner has achieved one podium finish in World Superbikes, that coming in Race 2 at this year's Dutch WorldSBK.

Focussing on Sachsenring, although Gardner managed only a single point in his one MotoGP appearance at the German venue in 2022, he won the Moto2 Grand Prix there the year before en route to the title.

"I'm really excited about this challenge," Gardner said. "I just want to thank Yamaha for trusting me to ride this weekend. I will use it as a great experience to learn.

"It's a new bike, and coming back to MotoGP for one race is always a nice experience, so I'm looking forward to enjoying this weekend, and I'm just extremely happy for this opportunity. Once again a big 'thank you' to Yamaha."

The MotoGP German Grand Prix takes place on 5-7 July, one week before the next WorldSBK round, at Donington, on 12-14 July.

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