Remy Gardner had a KTM MotoGP offer on the table to replace Johann Zarco but rejected it, since this, he has said he “regrets it a little.”
When Johann Zarco left KTM, the Austrian manufacturer approached many riders including Jorge Martin and Remy Gardner for the factory KTM seat with both riders declining it.
Gardner rejected the move as he felt he wanted to prove himself more in Moto2 before moving to MotoGP in 2021, however, following a global pandemic, Remy’s options have been limited, the pandemic has meant that we only have 15 Moto2 races this season, less chances for riders to prove themselves to the MotoGP teams.
Speaking to Fox Sports Gardner said, “The plan was to get out there, get good results and show MotoGP what I can do and hopefully choose from there. There are not many seats left in the GP paddock, and there are still important rider who need to be seated. It may be difficult for the next year. But in Moto2 it looks quite positive and I am interested in some decent teams.”
Hindsight is a beautiful thing as Remy confirmed saying, “Looking at it now I would have said ‘jump on it’ and especially how the KTM’s are going now. I regret it a little, but I can’t think that my whole life. I have to move on and make the best of the situation.” This follows Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira taking wins on the machine with Remy having a similar style as Binder of bullying the bike to make it work.