Remy Gardner to ride Moto2 World Championship with Tech3 in 2017
Remy Gardner will join Tech 3 next season where he will contest the 2017 Moto2 World Championship.
Remy will continue to race the remaining rounds of the 2016 season for the Tasca GP Scuderia squad and is committed to achieving the best results possible for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
Xavi Vierge will remain with the team for his second full time campaign as he looks to carry on his progression. Remy Gardner will join forces with Vierge in the Tech3 Racing Team pit box where he will complete his first full season in the intermediate class.
Remy Gardner – 20th in the British GP
“20th in the race was not what we were looking for but that’s racing and I can take a lot of positives from the weekend, especially the pace we found in the wet. We don’t have long to wait till I get to ride again and I am looking forward to giving it my all for Tasca Scuderia for the remaining races. Looking ahead to next year I am really excited to announce that I have signed with Hervé and the Tech3 Racing Team. The Mistral 610 is different compared to what most other guys are riding in Moto2 but everyone is looking for that extra edge now. When I watch the bike out on the track, I can see that it has very good potential so I’m delighted to have signed and I can’t wait for next season and to start the progress of developing the project further. From an outsiders perspective, it looks like the team is very structured and in all honesty, I couldn’t be any happier about joining Tech3.”
“I am extremely pleased to announce the 2017 Tech3 Racing Team line up. First of all, we are really proud to have retained Xavi Vierge for another year. Together, we finished second in the Spanish CEV championship in 2015, but furthermore, he has had a strong rookie campaign so far, and I believe the best is yet to come. In addition, we were very impressed by him when he set the fourth fastest lap time at the Czech Grand Prix, and furthermore, it was great news when he told us that he wanted to stay. I am also delighted about our second rider for 2017. Wayne Gardner and I have a long history together and we have been friends for many years, so it’s an incredible pleasure to have his son, Remy join our project. I think he is one of the hottest young talents that is coming through the ranks and he has a bright future ahead of him. Hopefully, we can help him grow and I am sure we can achieve success together. I think we will have a very exciting partnership, with two young riders who are keen to race each other. I have to thank both of them for trusting us and hopefully we will see the first good result when we start testing after the season finale. Also, I want to say thanks to the whole Tech3 Moto2 team for their hard work, and say welcome to Remy, plus welcome back to Xavi for 2017 where for sure, we will have some great times together.”