Superbikes: Xavi Vierge renews with Honda for 2023


Honda will continue to bet on its current Spanish duo of pilots for the World Superbike 2023. Xavi Verge will continue to defend the colors of HRC in the motorcycle contest derived from the series with the former MotoGP Iker Lecuona after joining the same superbikes to the Japanese firm this year. This was confirmed by the team in a statement on Monday. Virgin He has been affected by injuries this year and this has prevented him from expressing his full level of riding and achieving good results, something that explains why Virgin take 10th place in the championship, far behind the sixth position of his teammate Lecuona.

“Since the beginning of the season, I think we have worked very well together. We are strong and we have shown in several races this year that we have the speed. Of course, we did not reach the results we wanted but we are fighting for that and I think it is the best option to continue together,” said Vierge in the aforementioned text.

“The results will come, so I’m very happy to continue! We will reach some circuits in the second half of this year I know, like Barcelona-Catalunya and Portimao – where Álvaro Bautista had a good result last year on Honda – , so I hope we are closer to those positions and we try to fight for them, these positions and more,” he added.

“Xavi rode very well this year”

“Xavi has been very good this year and was unlucky with some injuries, to be honest, but his performance, his work ethic and his speed are absolutely there”, commented Leon Camier, Team Manager of the group.

“Xavi has been very competitive so now he just needs a bit of normal time where he doesn’t have any injuries and I think he will go into that match to be fourth to sixth, which on a good weekend would be where we are. moment,” he added.

“The continuity is very good and it also gives stability for the Japanese engineers to work as well, because the direction between Xavi and Iker is almost the same. If we put something new on the bike, we have to start again, check again . those elements that we have, etc., while now we continue with the base that we know with it and the direction that we already have, and make the development faster”, he concluded, explaining the importance of maintaining continuity in way which traces the golden wing signature.

Source: La Verdad


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