‰ÛÏI‰Ûªve never raced with the 1000cc before. I‰Ûªve ridden one before," Gardner said. "Now I‰Ûªm really excited for doing a race. It should be good."
"Obviously we want to try to be on the podium, but we‰Ûªll see. We have to keep working and keep focused and see how we end up at the end of the day. Yamaha Germany asked me if I want to come and participate in IDM. Obviously you can‰Ûªt turn down a factory ride, so here I am. It‰Ûªs pretty good.
"The track in Zolder I only know from video games, so I know the amount of corners and where it goes, but I don‰Ûªt know exactly the track. My first feeling on the bike this morning was good. It‰Ûªs pretty difficult to ride a standard bike and the track is a little bit dangerous as well. I wasn‰Ûªt really pushing too hard, because it wouldn‰Ûªt end very pretty. But it was fun. I was having a good time, riding with the factory guys. It will be good.‰Û