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Remy Gardner is back in MotoGP this weekend to replace the injured Alex Rins at the Sachsenring.

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP has confirmed that Remy Gardner is back in MotoGP this weekend as he will replace the injured Alex Rins in the Liqui Moly Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at Sachsenring. Gardner will race alongside the factory Yamaha team’s Fabio Quartararo.

“First of all, I hope Alex can have a fast recovery and I wish him the best,” Remy Gardner said after the call up. “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.”

Yamaha Team Director Massimo Meregalli was also relieved that Rins’ surgery went well. In regards to Gardner’s inclusion this weekend he said, “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.”

Gardner, who won the Moto2 World Championship in 2021, last competed in MotoGP in 2022 for the Tech3 KTM squad, but was unceremoniously dropped at the end of that season. He has since ridden for the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team in 2023 and 2024, recording his first Superbike podium finish earlier this year.

At this stage it is unknown when Rins will return, but he is optimistic that it shouldn’t take too long. “The surgery went well, and I’m heading home now,” he said. “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.”