Vierge to continue with the Tech3 Racing Team for 2016 season


The Tech3 Racing Team and Xavi Vierge are both pleased to announce that they will continue their partnership for the 2016 season in the highly competitive Moto2 class due to the young Spaniard delivering some notable performances after replacing Ricky Cardus at the midpoint of the current year. Since joining the team, the 18 year old rider has contested in four Grand Prix’s and despite never having ridden the tracks before, his attitude and tireless efforts aboard the Mistral 610 have impressed and also highlighted his talent. In addition, Vierge is contesting in the Spanish CEV Moto2 series this season and has expertly won two races and clinched three podiums in six races, leaving the title potentially within his reach with three events left to run. This weekend the Spaniard will be intending to impress at the Moto2 race in Aragon which is one of the few circuits he has raced at before and he will seek to mark his contract signing with a top result before heading east to the triple fly away races.

Xavi Vierge 

Vierge - 2015

“I am super happy to stay one more year with the Tech3 Racing Team. Ever since I started riding motorcycles I have dreamed of competing in the world championship, so after achieving this now, I have fulfilled the first part of a life long ambition. I have learnt a lot already due to the nature of this tough championship and of course, there is still a lot more knowledge to gain, but I am very pleased to have the chance to do this with a team as experienced as the Tech3 Racing Team and Herve. I must thank them as well as the sponsors for the faith they have put in me and I will give my all to deliver some top results to pay them back. We still have five more races to go in 2015 and I will continue to learn as much as I can in order to be as ready as possible for my first complete season in the Moto2 class next year. I am looking forward to the challenge and I am confident that we can produce some strong results together.”

Hervé Poncharal – Team Manager :

“It was a very unfortunate weekend for the Tech3 Racing Moto2 Team after all of the effort that was put in. This GP started really well for us with Xavi shining in the Friday practice sessions, but sadly his luck changed after that as he crashed twice in qualifying and then again in the race. It’s a shame but also a bit unnecessary, as he is here to learn, but having said that he has the potential to be a World Championship Moto2 rider. On Marcel’s side, it was a frustrating ending. He did well in qualifying, even though the position was not ideal, but he was close to the front guys with his lap time. He had a good start and pushed really hard to get up to 11th, yet with three laps to go we understood that there was a big problem because the times dropped dramatically. Usually, it would be impossible for the riders behind to catch him because there was a gap of five seconds but they did, so we knew something was up. When Marcel came into the garage, the tyre had almost exploded which is a worry and could be a safety concern. The same thing happened to other riders too but that doesn’t change the situation as he was clearly in a point scoring position. Anyway, we have a test tomorrow and hopefully we can find some solutions. Nevertheless, we are sad because we did all of the hard work and had high expectations but in the end there were no points. Having said that, this is racing so we will regroup and come back stronger.”