Xavi Vierge will not race in MotoGP in Aragon in two weeks: in this way, the Spaniard who races in the Malaysian team in Moto2 will not follow in the footsteps of Jake Dixon, his teammate in the intermediate class, who made his debut in the premier class this weekend at Silverstone. In his first experience with the M1, the Briton finished the home race in last position, 50 seconds behind the winner Fabio Quartararo.
The absence of Franco Morbidelli and the divorce with Maverick Vinales led the Iwata manufacturer to have to improvise a solution for the British Grand Prix, which will be extended to the Aragon event. At Silverstone, Cal Crutchlow shared the garage with Quartararo in the works team, while Dixon became Valentino Rossi’s provisional teammate in the SRT team.
Lin Jarvis, Yamaha director, confirmed on Sunday that Crutchlow will return to the Yamaha with the Monster colors at Motorland and now it will be necessary to decide who will get on the second bike of the Petronas team, before Andrea Dovizioso conceives his return to the world championship with this bike at Misano.
The fact that the next race will take place in Spain has led the SRT leaders to think of Vierge, whose results in Moto2 are better than those of Dixon. However, the Catalan believes that there is not much sense in this maneuver, thinking that it could jeopardize his path: first of all for the results obtained by those who got on this M1, the only one of the four on the grid that base it’s a 2019 model. Secondly because, as hypothetically as things might go well at Aragon, he wouldn’t have access to the team in 2022 in any way, as this second M1 will most likely be Darryn Binder.
Vierge, who is currently tenth in the overall Moto2 standings, has to decide his future in the coming days. Currently, the Catalan is torn between a Honda offer to race in Superbike and an option to stay in Moto2 with Dynavolt, where he had already raced in 2018.