The split between KTM and Remy Gardner seems to be getting closer and closer, judging by statements from Pit Beirer, managing director of KTM Motorsports and now a racer, who discussed his future with the European factory.
Beirer reiterated that he wants to keep the Australian for 2023 but warned of difficulties created by his manager, Paco Sanchez, in the renewal process. The rider has already been frustrated more than once with a lack of results, scoring only two out of seven races and with a 14th place as the best result of the year. Now the rider has admitted to Speedweek the possibility of heading to WSBK if there is no interest from KTM in his services:
– I’m not having fun right now. Every time I accelerate, I find myself in the gravel. Hope to have updates for the bike soon. A week at home will do me good to forget that […] I’m a few tenths off Miguel Oliveira, I don’t think that’s bad, but in the end the decision is up to KTM. If they don’t want me, I’ll move on to the Superbike World Championship. After the results I got, I’m still not sure about my future.
It should be noted that Beirer realized that KTM has a clause in the current contract which gives him the possibility of renewing with Gardner until the end of next year. At the same time, if the rider does not want to continue, he can give this wish to KTM until the end of next June.