Top five finish for fearless Xavi Vierge at Phillip Island
Tech3 Racing Team rider Xavi Vierge delivered another highly impressive performance to clinch 5th in the mixed conditions at the Australian Grand Prix. The Spaniard leapt forward from 12th on the grid and quickly set into a formidable pace as he glided through the field. He maintained his consistency and diced in the fiercely competitive pack before powering across the finish line, as the rain increased, in 5th to continue his strong form.
“I am so happy with our performance in this race because, during the sprint, my rhythm was really good. I had a solid start but several riders in front of me crashed and so I lost the podium group. However, lap-by-lap I caught them again. Yet, around eight laps before the end, it started to rain and it was not possible to advance anymore. I needed a bit more lean angle and the wet weather prevented me from doing this. Then on the last lap, it rained a lot more and I tried to hold on to fourth but Raffin caught me at the final turn, which was a pity. Anyway, today was positive and I am so happy because the bike was great.”