2017 M2 Test2 Vierge Spain Jerez 018Xavi Vierge was born in the city of Barcelona on the 30th of April, 1997 and began racing at a young age, before climbing through the ranks of the tough domestic scene in Spain. He competed in the CEV Moto3 class, the breeding ground for future champions, for two years and then ascended up to the CEV Moto2 series.

After gaining momentum in 2014, the 19-year-old stepped up in the following season and produced some impressive results, including a race win and three additional podiums in the opening five rounds aboard the Mistral 610. Due to this strong form, Vierge was called upon to ride for the Tech3 Racing Team on the world stage for the second half of the Moto2 season starting at the 10th round at Indianapolis. The young Spaniard gave his all, despite having never raced at many of the tracks he visited, and he just missed out on point scoring results on several occasions, highlighting his dedication and natural speed.

At the same time, he continued to fight in the CEV Moto2 Championship and after a mammoth effort in which he won the final three races in succession, he finished as the runner-up.

In the following season, Vierge contested in his first full-time campaign in the Moto2 World Championship and he consistently improved throughout the year, with a personal highlight being an 8th place finish in the Malaysian Grand Prix after starting from 25th on the grid. The Spaniard then impressively went on to win the Rookie of the Year title after producing a superbly executed performance in the dramatic season finale at Valencia, where he came out on top in the three rider battle which included Miguel Oliveira, the 2015 Moto3 runner-up.

The notable end to the previous season’s campaign leaves the Tech3 rider fully confident of making further progress in 2017 aboard the Mistral 610 where he will aim to fight to top tier results in the tightly contested intermediate class.

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Birthplace: Barcelona
Birthday: 30/4/97
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 66kg


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