Gardner beat rookie team-mate Fernandez to this 12 months’s Moto2 crown in a battle that went right down to the wire, with the previous taking the crown by 4 factors regardless of profitable 5 races to Fernandez’s eight.
Following the opening day of the post-season Jerez take a look at on Thursday – wherein each riders rode the Tech3 KTM for the second time having debuted on it at Misano in September – Autosport requested Gardner for a response to Fernandez’s feedback.
“Who’s the champion?,” Gardner started.
“He can suppose what he thinks, however I believe the group gave us each a good shot at it and the higher man gained on the monitor.
“I don’t know, it’s a little bit of bullshit when you ask me.”
Gardner ended Thursday 2.8 seconds off the very best tempo and over a second down on team-mate Fernandez.
The Australian says the toughest facet of the MotoGP bike to get used to from Moto2 is the electronics and the acceleration of the RC16.
He additionally revealed he suffered issues with the ribs he broke at Portimao two weeks in the past, which bodily hindered him on the bike on Thursday.
Remy Gardner, KTM Tech3
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
“Extra the electronics and attempting to type that out, extra the electronics aspect,” he added.
“I don’t even have to change something, however attempting to get the group to go in the appropriate route is tough to explain and translate in the meanwhile, let’s say.
“However that’s in all probability the toughest factor.
“For the positive there’s loads tougher braking for positive, however for me the acceleration and protecting the entrance wheel down and getting your physique over the entrance wheel.
“However I’m positive I’ll find out about it tomorrow or after Friday what muscle mass are hurting and what muscle mass I want to enhance.
“However I imply, additionally the extra time you experience the bike the extra relaxed you get as effectively and the much less careworn you’re on high of it.
“So, all of it comes with time. My ribs are actually, actually sore.
“They sort of cracked right this moment on the bike. I used to be attempting to complete lap and I felt a crack beneath me.
“It is actually sore. I went again out to complete the day however I’m in plenty of ache.”