Xavi Vierge will kick off the round 10 fight at the iconic Brno circuit from the 6th row of the grid after producing a determined effort in the difficult qualifying today. The young Spaniard who began the weekend with two superb performances yesterday to clinch 3rd in both practice sessions, fought against the challenging track conditions this afternoon. Despite giving his all, he powered to a personal best that left him one second from the front, and he now optimistically awaits the highly anticipated sprint tomorrow.
On the other side of the Tech3 Racing Team garage, Remy Gardner will start from the ninth row of the grid after a tough afternoon in the Czech Republic. A small crash halted his progress as he battled relentlessly against heat and grip issues, but despite the result, the young Australian remains fully confident for the race as he aims to close the weekend in the points.
Position: 18th - Time: 2'03.632 - Laps: 13
“It was a difficult day and the track conditions were worse than yesterday. This morning, in FP3, I made a good step with the bike, but I had an unfortunate crash on new tyres, which was a pity. For the qualifying, I didn’t feel the same as yesterday and I tried to push and complete a lot of laps, but finally, I wasn’t able to improve on the lap time from this morning. It’s a little bit disappointing but the main event is tomorrow and it’s the most important day. I need to work with the team tonight so that we can improve, but I’m excited to race as always.“
Position: 26th - Time: 2'04.294 - Laps: 11
“I am pretty disappointed with the outcome of this qualifying, and I was definitely expecting a lot more. FP3 went really well so I had high hopes for this afternoon, yet it wasn’t meant to be. The track was hot and I didn’t have a good feeling plus, there was a lot of spinning and sliding. It’s not a great starting position and it’s certainly going to be a hard race tomorrow, however, anything could happen with the weather so we will see, but I will give it my all like always.”