Former Moto2 World Champion Remy Gardner will exit the MotoGP paddock to join the WorldSBK show.
Remy Gardner has inked a deal to join the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team in 2023, after one season in the premiere MotoGP class. The Australian won the 2021 Moto2 championship before stepping up to the big show with the Tech 3 KTM MotoGP team for 2022.
In 2023, Gardner will switch paddocks Remy Gardner will join the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team hoping to make a seamless transition and bring back Australia to full-time World SBK competition for the first time since 2016.
“Remy is an exciting young talent, who boasts an impressive career inside the Grand Prix paddock. We are obviously delighted to have a rider on board who’s not only shown great progression but has experience at the top level of motorcycle racing. We believe that he is the perfect fit for Yamaha’s WorldSBK programme and are keen to see what he can do on one of our R1 WorldSBK machines. We’d also like to thank Garrett Gerloff for his commitment to Yamaha these past three seasons and we wish him all the best for the future.” -Andrea Dosoli, Yamaha Motor Europe Road Racing Manager.
“We are delighted to welcome Remy to our team. He fits perfectly with our programme and is a top rider who has proven his abilities as a World Champion in the Grand Prix paddock. We strongly believe he will be a great asset for Yamaha and the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team. At the same time, we would like to thank Garrett [Gerloff] for the three years we have spent together. We are parting ways at the end of the season but highly respect him, so wish him all the best.” – Filippo Conti, Team Manager.