Tech3 KTM Factory Racing stayed for an extra day in Catalunya on Monday as rookies Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez participated to the Catalunya MotoGP Official Test scheduled between 10:00 and 18:00, with an extra fifteen minutes allocated to practice starts.
Nine races. This is what it took for Tech3 KTM Factory Racing to be scoring points with both rookies, a great achievement rewarding both riders and crew for their continued hard work since the start of the 2022 campaign in the MotoGP World Championship. At 14:00 local time (GMT+2), Remy Gardner was starting the Grand Prix of Catalunya from the twentieth position, and teammate Raul Fernandez from the twenty-fourth.
It was another warm day set for qualifying day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as both Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez had in mind to grab the opportunity of a fresh morning to do a fast lap with the soft tyres. Like most of the MotoGP class, KTM rookies rapidly improved their lap times during the free practice 3, with Remy riding in 1’40.213 and Raul in 1’40.292. They were twenty-third and twenty-fourth at the end of the combined free practices, meaning that they were on the Q1 entry list set to start at 14:10 local time (GMT+2).