Since Wayne Gardner was present for the 50th anniversary of the Suzuka circuit last weekend (the former World Champion also did a couple of laps on the Moriwaki MD600 Moto2 bike), his son Remy who will be competing in the CEV Buckler Moto3 Championship in Spain under the Team Gardner Racing banner and has been appointed Moriwaki Engineering’s development team in Europe was also present for a three-day test to help fine tune the Moriwaki Dream (MD250) GP3 machine for entry into Grand Prixs later in the year
“We were so happy for Remy to finally be able to ride the MD250 in Japan. I am very proud of this machine and very excited to have Wayne [Gardner] back with the Moriwaki team, and to welcome Remy as a new member of the family,” said Mamoru Moriwaki.
Day one of the official trial tested Remy’s wet weather riding skills as he saddled up in torrential rain on a cold and soaking track. “I couldn’t really assess the bike very well on the first day because I was learning the track and it had rivers running across it, but the bike felt pretty good even then,” said Remy.