Rapid Vierge speeds to 9th in Americas GP – Luckless Simon hit on opening lap

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Xavi Vierge clinched his third top ten finish of the 2017 World Championship after producing a mature and accomplished ride in Austin, Texas today. The fired up 19 year old launched forward from 12th on the grid and jumped up four places by the close of the first lap. He then ran a formidable pace around the gruelling circuit throughout the 19 lap sprint, before eventually meeting the chequered flag in 9th. The result marks a positive finish to what was a testing weekend for the Spaniard, who notably sits in 5th in the championship standings.

Meanwhile, Julian Simon, who stood in for the injured Remy Gardner, suffered misfortune as his race finished at the first turn on the opening lap after he was taken out by Stefano Manzi. The Tech3 Racing Team would like to thank Julian Simon for his efforts over the Americas Grand Prix weekend.

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Vierge to bolt forward from 12th on the grid – Confident Simon qualifies on row 7

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Xavi Vierge and Julian Simon produced two solid efforts in the qualifying shootout at the gruelling Circuit of The Americas and will contest tomorrow’s Grand Prix battle from the fourth and seventh rows respectively. Xavi Vierge endured a testing time today but notably powered through the issues to set a positive lap time on his 12th lap out of 15 that saw him finish only 0.177 back from the second row. Whilst Julian Simon, who is standing in for the injured Tech3 rider Remy Gardner, continued to learn the Mistral 610 and qualified with a positive time that was 0.386 behind his teammate. Both riders aim to undertake rocket starts tomorrow and then conclude the fight, which begins at 12:20 local time, or 19:20 in Europe, with two strong results.

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Upbeat Vierge and Simon kick off Americas GP

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The Tech3 Racing team riders wasted no time in putting in the hard work at the physically demanding Circuit of The Americas as they seek to clinch two positive results in Sunday’s 19 lap race. Xavi Vierge battled against the track in the highly competitive class and after making steps forward as the day progressed, he finished with a personal best that left him less than a second back from 2nd. Whilst Julian Simon, who is standing in for the injured Remy Gardner at this round, got his first sample of the Mistral 610. The experienced Spaniard wrapped up the day with a time that was seven-tenths behind Vierge after pushing non-stop with the Tech3 team and now he confidently looks on to tomorrow. Both riders fully intend to continue their solid efforts in FP3, which commences at 10:55 local time or 17:55 in Europe.

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GP03 USA Austin 2017

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Julian Simon to step in for Gardner at the Americas GP

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The vastly experienced former Moto2 rider Julian Simon will compete on the Mistral 610 this weekend and replace the injured Remy Gardner who is recovering from recent surgery. The young Australian was unfortunately hit by another rider during the first lap of the Argentina GP, which resulted in him breaking his right ankle. On Tuesday, Gardner was successfully operated on and he now aims to make a comeback at Jerez, the first European Grand Prix of the season, which starts on the 5th of May. The Tech3 Racing Team wishes Remy Gardner a swift recovery and would like to welcome Julian Simon, the 2009 125cc World Champion, for the race weekend in Austin, Texas.

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Vierge delivers superb run to clinch 5th in Argentina GP - Gardner experiences unfortunate end to round 2

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Xavi Vierge turned heads by powering to his best ever finish in the highly competitive Moto2 class with an expertly calculated ride to 5th today in South America. The young Spaniard bolted forward from 8th on the grid and fought for the entire 23 lap race in an ultra-competitive pack of riders. He eventually hit the front of the group on the last lap before meeting the chequered flag in this notable position. The result marks a second top ten finish this season for Vierge, who continues to impress aboard the Tech3 designed and built Mistral 610.  

Meanwhile, Remy Gardner was luckless today in Argentina as he fell on the opening lap after being taken out by another rider. The young Australian sustained a broken ankle in the fall and will travel to Spain tomorrow where a decision will be made regarding surgery. The entire Tech3 Racing Team wishes Remy a speedy recovery.

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Fired up Vierge to launch from 8th - Gardner confident of positive finish

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The Tech3 Racing team duo produced two solid efforts today as they battled against the changing weather conditions in the Argentina GP qualifying shootout, and now they confidently eye up the round 2 battle tomorrow. Xavi Vierge clinched the 8th slot on the grid for the 23 lap sprint after speeding to his personal best on his final lap, which saw him end up just three-tenths of a second back from the front row. Whilst Remy Gardner will begin from the head of the ninth row having experienced a tricky qualifying campaign despite his best efforts. Nevertheless, the young Australian fully intends to climb through the pack tomorrow and determinedly clinch a point scoring finish, with the all important race beginning at 14:20 in Argentina and 19:20 in central Europe.

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GP02 Argentina - Rio-Hondo

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Vierge straight up to speed in Argentina _ Positive beginning for Gardner

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The Tech3 Racing team riders kicked off the second round of the 2017 World Championship with two strong displays today aboard their Mistral 610 Moto2 bikes. Xavi Vierge dug deep and continued his notable form since the start of the season to finish the day in 9th and just 0.251 from third position. Whilst Remy Gardner commenced his weekend with an impressive run to 6th in FP1, before finishing the afternoon practice only three-tenths of a second back of the top ten. Both riders confidently eye up tomorrow’s action which commences with FP3 at 10:55 local time or 15:55 in central Europe.

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Strong start to 2017 for Vierge after powering to 9th in Qatar

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Tech3 Racing Team rider Xavi Vierge produced a determined display under the floodlights to seize a solid top ten finish as he outlined his intentions for the 2017 Moto2 season. The young Spaniard began the sprint from 8th on the grid and quickly set into a firm and consistent pace which saw him remain in the highly competitive pack. Eventually, after pushing non-stop, Vierge met the chequered flag in 9th, but just 0.012 behind Lorenzo Baldassarri after a nail-biting dash to the flag. Meanwhile, Remy Gardner’s race debut on the Mistral 610 was unfortunately cut short after another rider hit him on the frantic opening lap. Nevertheless, the young Australian will seek to fully bounce back at the next round in Argentina in a fortnight.

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