Yamaha and Gardner Extend Partnership for the 2024 WorldSBK Season
Yamaha Motor Europe is thrilled to announce the continuation of its successful partnership with Remy Gardner for the 2024 FIM Superbike World Championship season. The contract extension was officially sealed during the build-up to the Magny-Cours round, solidifying Gardner’s place within the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team.
Gardner, a 25-year-old Australian racing prodigy, joined forces with Yamaha for the 2023 season, bringing an impressive track record with him. In 2021, Gardner was crowned the FIM Moto2 World Champion, marking a significant milestone in his career. Following this achievement, he made the leap to the premier MotoGP class in 2022.
Transitioning to the Yamaha R1 WorldSBK machine in 2023 and adapting to the unique demands of production racing presented Gardner with challenges during his debut WorldSBK season. However, through close collaboration with both his dedicated GYTR GRT Yamaha crew, Gardner has steadily progressed in his WorldSBK journey.
“We are happy to be able to announce the extension of our partnership with Remy, and to finalise an unchanged rider line up at the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team for the 2024 season. We can see both the talent and the potential that Remy possesses and, although it’s been something of an inconsistent debut season for him in WorldSBK so far, we remain confident that we can achieve our goals together during the remainder of this season and the next. With Remy now onboard, we are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting 2024 season, which Yamaha will be contesting with an incredibly strong line up, with the four riders racing for the Pata Yamaha Prometeon WorldSBK and GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK teams counting 11 World Championship titles between them. This exceptional rider line up comes with significant responsibility for Yamaha, but we are committed to providing a competitive package that matches the talent of our riders and we have secured the resources and support required.” Road Racing Manager, Yamaha Motor Europe – Andrea Dosoli said.
In the upcoming 2024 season, Gardner will once again team with two-time Supersport World Champion, Dominique Aegerter, as part of the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team.
“I am really thrilled to announce my renewal with Yamaha for the 2024 season and I believe we have a promising future together. Next year will be my second year with the R1, and I couldn’t be happier with the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team. With an additional year of experience under our belts, I have high hopes for our performance. I already feel right at home, so it’s a great feeling to continue this journey, and I want to express my sincere gratitude to Yamaha for this fantastic opportunity.” Remy Gardner said.
Remy Gardner started his journey in 2014 with his debut in the Moto3™ World Championship, where he notched up his first championship point in Malaysia at Sepang.
In 2019, Gardner clinched his first podium in the Moto2™ World Championship at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. Although it proved to be his only podium of the year, Gardner secured his maiden pole position at Assen and consistently performed within the top ten, showcasing his immense potential.
The 2020 season provided Gardner with another opportunity to shine in Moto2™, resulting in four podium finishes and a career-first victory towards the end of the season, securing a commendable sixth-place finish in the championship.
However, 2021 stands as the highlight of Gardner’s career as he claimed the Moto2™ World Championship title, that further earned him a seat into the MotoGP™ class in 2022. Gardner secured four points-scoring finishes.
In what was one of the most exciting announcements for Australian WorldSBK fans, Gardner’s full-time seat in WorldSBK in the 2023 also coupled Gardner as the first Australian to compete full-time in World Superbikes since 2016.
With this contract extension for 2024, Yamaha Motor Europe looks forward to further strengthening its partnership with Remy Gardner. Together with Dominique Aegerter, the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team is set for an exciting and competitive 2024 WorldSBK season.