Remy Gardner deserved more than the 3 points he left Valencia with yesterday, the Race Experience rider showing incredible pace, running at the front in both races of the opening round of the FIM CEV Repsol European Moto2 Championship.
Leading and challenging for the win in both encounters despite no real pre-season testing because of the lateness of the deal coming together, coupled with broken fingers and some minor technical problems that the team tried hard to fix, the young Australian showed that he is a contender in 2016.
A small spill during free practice saw Remy nursing three fractures but that didn't stop the young Australian securing a second row of the grid start, in 5th.
Race day saw Gardner at his best, demonstrating to everyone his true natural talent and speed as the #87 rider rode superbly leading and charging hard at the front ahead of many established Moto2 riders.
A crash in race one was unfortunate as was the engine problem in race two which saw him drop from the lead group to 13th at the flag, but nevertheless and all things considered it was a positive weekend that both Remy and the Race Experience team can learn from.