Tech3 Racing Team rider Xavi Vierge fought nonstop at the British Grand Prix to seize 12th aboard the Mistral 610. The young Spaniard undertook a rocket start and leapt up to 8th by the close of the first lap after beginning from 13th on the grid. He then stuck into a solid rhythm and remained in the tightly contested second group for the entire sprint. Vierge pushed right until the end to earn the strong finish, which leaves him fully confident for the next round in San Marino.

Meanwhile, Remy Gardner concluded the gruelling 12th round of the championship in 20th. The Australian rookie leapt forward from the head of the seventh row of the grid and quickly began his charge. He plugged away throughout the 18-lap sprint before meeting the chequered flag in 20th despite his best efforts.

Xavi Vierge will commence the British Grand Prix from the head of the fifth row of the grid after an accomplished performance in the qualifying shootout. The Spanish star kicked off the day with a confident run to 11th in FP3. Then, in the afternoon, he worked relentlessly with the Tech3 Racing Team before qualifying in 13th but only 0.789 back from the first row.

Meanwhile, Remy Gardner aims to finish in the points for the fourth consecutive time tomorrow and will start the battle from the head of the seventh row. The Australian rookie began the day by notably powering to 6th in the morning practice. In the afternoon, he began the qualifying in a confident manner and pushed non-stop before finishing just under a second back from the top six. Tomorrow, Gardner intends to power through the pack in the race, which begins at 14:00 local time.

The Tech3 Racing Team riders began the British Grand Prix in a positive way after producing two determined performances on the opening day of action in Northamptonshire. Xavi Vierge worked non-stop under the English sun to complete FP2 in 11th and finish just under a second back from the top. Whereas Remy Gardner built up his speed and cut 1.073 from his FP1 time to seize 16th after delivering a promising performance on day one. The action resumes tomorrow at 10:55 local time with FP3.


Xavi Vierge

Position: 11th - Time: 2’08.447 - Laps: 17


Vierge - 2017“It was a challenging first day but our overall result is quite good. Today I had to work a lot with the Tech3 team in order to understand how we can improve and make steps forward because the bike needed a few adjustments as the feeling was not perfect. However, we have still started the British GP in a positive way, and tomorrow is another chance where we will try to continue advancing.“


Remy Gardner

Position: 16th - Time: 2’08.649 - Laps: 16


Gardner - 2017“The first day went quite positively for me at Silverstone, and the test that we did in Austria recently has really helped us and I can tell. In FP2, we used the number 3 tyre and it took me a while to understand where the most grip was. Then, I pitted and we made another change which made me feel a lot better. I returned to the track and I could see on the sector times that I was strong in the first two parts of the track, but then every lap, there would be traffic which would end my progress. It’s disappointing but we know that we are not far from the top and my ideal time is good. Tomorrow, we will work a bit more and then I am sure that we can qualify well for the race on Sunday."

 

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