Vierge and Gardner ready for Silverstone fight after solid qualifying

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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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