Gardner retires from racing

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Former World 500cc champion Wayne Gardner is retiring from racing.

He quit bikes in 1993 to take up car racing and his most recent efforts have seen him driving a factory Toyota Supra in the All-Japan GT Championship. The 2002 season saw him finishing seventh, 23-points behind the leader.

He has taken the decision to retire from competing to concentrate on managing rising Aussie star Broc Parkes in the World SuperSport series, and to allow him to spend more time with his family. He will also focus on promoting Honda in Australia.

Gardner started racing at the age of 14 and notched up 19 GP wins including becoming the 500cc GP champion in 1987, the first Australian to do so. He also won the first two GP races ever to be held at Philip Island Australia

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff