Xavi Vierge returned to the track after missing the previous race due to an injury and today he comfortably got back into the groove in front of his home fans. The young Spaniard kicked off the day by finishing FP1 in 10th, and then later, he confidently completed the afternoon session only 0.814 back from 3rd. Whilst Remy Gardner leapt into action at the Catalan circuit but experienced a challenging time despite his best efforts. Nevertheless, the young Australian seeks to work hard and bounce back tomorrow and then close the weekend with a point scoring finish on Sunday.
Position: 19th - Time: 1'51.172 - Laps: 18
“Today was the important first day in Montmelo and the main goal was to try and ride as well as I could after the injury that I sustained in Mugello. I was able to do this and I am very happy because I can compete and now I need to work hard in order to improve my lap time tomorrow. I am really pleased to be riding at my Home Grand Prix and in front of all of my fans and I will do my best for them and the Tech3 Racing team during this weekend."
Position: 23rd - Time: 1'51.798 - Laps: 17
“It was a tough opening day of action in Barcelona for me and my side of the garage, but we will stay determined. At the moment, we are struggling with the setup and we need to work more on the setting. We have to make a few changes but I’m sure that we can come back tomorrow fighting and have a positive qualifying day. I’m looking forward to getting back to where we want to be and I’ll give it my all as usual."