Vierge battles hard to take 13th at Valencia2020-11-16 01:35
Xavi Vierge, the sole PETRONAS Sprinta Racing rider in the intermediate class at Circuit Ricardo Tormo, experienced a difficult Moto2 race with bike issues preventing him from moving through the field. Vierge ended the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana 13th.
Vierge had a good start and was able to gain two places into the opening corners of the Moto2 race, to move into 11th on the first lap. The Spaniard battled hard with those riders around him but had fallen to 13th just before the halfway point of the 25-lap race.
The second half of the race saw Xavi continue to fight with those riders around him, in an attempt to move his Triumph-powered Kalex through the field. Despite his best efforts, Vierge experienced some problems with his bike and was unable to improve and crossed the finish line 13th.
There will be no rest for Xavi who will face the final round of the 2020 Moto2 championship, the Grande Prémio de Portugal (20-22 November), in just a few days’ time at Algarve International Circuit.
It was a tough race for Xavi and he found himself going backwards for a lot of it. He was talking about a problem with the acceleration of the bike, so we need to look into this to understand why we weren’t competitive today and fix it for next weekend. It has been another difficult weekend at Valencia, so we need to evaluate both weekends here and make sure we have a good final race of the year in Portimäo.
Source: SIC Racing Team
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