Gardner to start Aragon fight from 6th row – Vierge determined for Sunday

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Moto2 class rookie Remy Gardner will commence his quest to clinch a strong point scoring result at the Aragon Grand Prix from 17th on the grid. The young Australian fought throughout the 45-minute shootout under the scorching Spanish sun and eventually finished 0.992 from the pole position time.

Meanwhile, Xavi Vierge will leap forward from the head of the ninth row as he intends to power to a strong result in front of his home crowd. The young gun endured a tricky time today as he worked relentlessly with the Tech3 Racing Team, but nevertheless, he confidently looks on to impressing his fans in the 21 lap battle.


Remy Gardner

Position: 17th - Time: 1’54.728- Laps: 17


Gardner - 2017“Overall, the result is not bad and I think we can have a decent day tomorrow. On my first run, I couldn’t get a clear lap and then the rear tyre started to drop quite quickly. After that, I got caught up in traffic, which prevented me from producing a good time. I then went back out with a new 4 tyre, but the grip was better on the 3, so I knew that I could go quicker. We swapped the tyres back to the 3 and I rode one solid lap, but then I got stuck with some other riders who were just playing silly games. So I decided to get my head down as well as ride on my own and I produced a half decent time. I’m still a bit frustrated with the setting, but we are getting there and we have definitely made steps forward from yesterday, which is positive. I am already close to the top fifteen in qualifying and so I’ll just have to give it my all tomorrow."


Xavi Vierge

Position: 25th - Time: 1’55.080 - Laps: 16


Vierge - 2017“It was a hard day for us, but I’m determined to do my best in front of my fans. We worked to try and make a step forward with the bike but it wasn’t possible today. When I found a small solution for the front, I lost some grip on the rear. Now I need to try and understand what we can do with my team and I will stay calm so that we can find an improvement in order to have a good race tomorrow.“

 

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