Remy Gardner to stand in for injured Rins in Germany

The former MotoGP™ rider and current Yamaha WorldSBK star will step into the Monster Energy Yamaha team at the Sachsenring

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™ have confirmed that Remy Gardner will replace the injured Alex Rins for this weekend’s Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

After his Turn 1 crash at the start of Sunday’s race at Assen, Rins underwent an operation on his fractured right wrist and ankle, unfortunately seeing him ruled out of action in Germany.

Therefore, Yamaha WorldSBK star Gardner will step in alongside Fabio Quartararo at the Sachsenring, with the Australian and 2021 Moto2™ World Champion returning to MotoGP™ action for the first time since 2022.

Gardner: "First of all, I hope Alex can have a fast recovery and I wish him the best. I'm really excited about this challenge. I just want to say 'Thank you so much' to Yamaha for trusting me to ride this weekend. I will use it as a great experience to learn. It's a new bike, and coming back to MotoGP for one race is always a nice experience, so I'm looking forward to enjoying this weekend, and I'm just extremely happy for this opportunity. Once again a big 'Thank you' to Yamaha."

Rins: "The surgery went well, and I’m heading home now. Unfortunately, I’ll miss the next GP, but I hope to be back very soon. Despite this bump in the road, our motivation to keep working is higher than ever."

Massimo Meregalli (Team Director): "First of all, let me start by saying that the team is relieved that Alex' surgery went well and that the injuries he sustained in the highside are not more serious. We all wish him a speedy recovery, and we hope to welcome him back soon.

"Secondly, we are thankful to Remy Gardner and the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team that he can join us at the Sachsenring on such short notice. We are sure that this will be an interesting experience for him, but the team will do everything we can to make him feel welcome and supported throughout this weekend's steep learning curve."