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Bendsneyder to link up with Tech3 for 2018

Published in GP12 - UK - Silverstone - 2017

Bendsneyder to link up with Tech3 for 2018

The Tech3 Racing team is pleased to announce the signing of current Moto3 hot shot Bo Bendsneyder for the 2018 Moto2 season. The 18-year-old Dutchman dominated the Red Bull rookies cup in 2015 with eight wins and two further podiums, which earned him a ride in the Moto3 class in the following year. Here, in his debut season, he delivered some notable performances and powered to two well-deserved podium finishes. Following some further notable displays so far in 2017, the promising young rider will step up to the highly competitive intermediate class next season and the Tech3 Racing Team would like to warmly welcome him.

Bendsneyder - 2017

Bo Bendsneyder

“I am really happy about this opportunity with the Tech3 Racing Team. It’s a dream come true to go to Moto2 after two years in Moto3. I have gained a lot of knowledge in the lightweight class but now I think it’s the time to move up and learn again. For sure it will be challenging because it will be my first season on a Moto2 bike and there will be a lot more horsepower. However, I am looking forward to working with the people in this team and I am really excited for next year."

Hervé Poncharal

Team Manager

“Speaking on behalf of the Tech3 Racing Moto2 team, I am very proud to announce the signing of the young Dutch rider, Bo Bendsneyder, who we have been following for a few seasons already. I am more than delighted because, for me, Bo is a great talent that has an incredible future ahead of him. We decided to sign him for two reasons. Firstly, because of his riding capability and we are sure that he is going to surprise a few people, or maybe a lot, next year! Plus, secondly due to his human approach and how he behaves. I have always tried to treat my team and crew like my family and I admire Bo’s approach. He is really well educated, speaks great English, is down to earth and humble. All of this is important for me and I’m sure we are going to do some great things together so I have to say welcome to Bo. We can’t wait to see how he does in the first test on our bike when the season finishes. Thanks to him for his trust and I also want to wish Bo luck for this afternoon."

 

 

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Vierge and Gardner ready for Silverstone fight after solid qualifying

Published in GP12 - UK - Silverstone - 2017

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.


Xavi Vierge

Position: 13th - Time: 2’07.606 - Laps: 14


 

Vierge - 2017“It certainly was a hard day but I think that the work which the team and I undertook was positive. This track is tricky because of the bumps and the traction is also an issue. It was challenging but my crew did a great job and I managed to improve. Eventually, it was not quite enough but the advances were still encouraging and every session I lowered my lap time. I am happy with my rhythm and for sure tomorrow I can make another little step in the warm up so that I can try and fight with the top riders.“


Remy Gardner

Position: 19th - Time: 2’07.986 - Laps: 13


 

Gardner - 2017“In the end, it was not a very good qualifying after the promise that we showed in FP3. I did my best but I couldn’t quite make the lap even though I gave it my all. We need to make a few adjustments for tomorrow, but I know that we can achieve this by having a positive warm up and so I’m confident that I can have a solid pace throughout the entire race. I will fight all the way until the end and I fully aim to close the weekend in the points."

 

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Vierge and Gardner get up to speed at sunny Silverstone

Published in GP12 - UK - Silverstone - 2017

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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Gardner fights to point scoring finish in Austria – Vierge out of luck after first lap collision

Published in GP11 - Austria - Spielberg - 2017

Tech3 Racing Team rider Remy Gardner produced a determined display today to clinch a point scoring finish in the gruelling Austrian Grand Prix. The young Australian kicked off the sprint from the ninth row of the grid and quickly set into a solid pace. He continued to push as the race distance dialled down whilst he fought in a highly competitive pack, before eventually meeting the chequered flag in 15th.

Meanwhile, Xavi Vierge’s hopes of sealing a strong finish in the Austrian hills ended prematurely after he was unfortunately involved in a multi rider pile-up at the first corner on the opening lap. The incident marks a disappointing end to the weekend for Vierge who began the race from 9th on the grid. Nevertheless, he aims to bounce back with a top tier finish at the British Grand Prix in a fortnight.


Remy Gardner

Position: 15th - Championship: 22nd - Points: 14


Gardner - 2017“I have to say that this race was really tough and I gave it my all. The first lap went well for me but then I started to struggle with the bike. Every time I entered the corner, there was some chatter and so we have work to do but fortunately, there is not long to wait because we are back on the track tomorrow. I’m hopeful that we can make a big step in the test to get to the next level and I will do my best as always. As for today, it was challenging but I’m sure that we can have a more positive time in Silverstone."


Xavi Vierge

Position: DNF - Championship: 11th - Points: 51


Vierge - 2017“It goes without saying that it’s a big shame about what happened today in the Grand Prix. I made a good start and at the first corner, I braked in the right place and I made sure that I was aware of the other riders because the first two turns are so tight. I entered the corner well but then half way through, Quartararo hit me. I lost the front and then another rider made contact, which made it impossible to save the crash. It’s a pity because during the weekend I had a good rhythm and the feeling with the bike was very positive. For sure, if I didn’t get hit then it would have been possible to score a strong finish. Anyway, the GP went like that but now we will focus on the test tomorrow where we hope to make another step which will allow me to fight near the top riders at the future rounds.“


Hervé Poncharal

Team Manager


 

“It was a disappointing day for the Tech3 Racing Moto2 Team. After the brilliant qualifying performance by Xavi Vierge yesterday, despite his crash on the first lap in qualifying, we were expecting a really strong race and a top ten result was a great possibility. Unfortunately, the first turn at this track is very tight and there was a bit of confusion at the braking point on the opening lap. Xavi was involved in that crash along with some other riders and that was game over which is a real pity because everyone worked hard, especially to get the bike repaired during the qualifying session yesterday. On the other side of the pit box, in a way, Remy was one of the lucky ones who could take advantage of this crash because he was up to 12th by the end of the first lap after starting from 25th. However, his pace was not good enough to fight with Syahrin, Corsi and the Pons brothers and he lost ground on them. At the end of the day, there is not much to be happy about, but we have a test tomorrow and I hope we can find some solutions to help Remy improve. I hope that Xavi will recover from the big disappointment today, and I also want to say thank you to the whole crew because they worked really hard and they deserve a better reward for their efforts. Again, I hope that the test goes positively and the results will make everyone ready to score a strong result at Silverstone.“

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