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KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 -- Petronas Sprinta Racing Moto2 riders Xavi Vierge and Jake Dixon are confident of continuing to make headway and garner good results in the Spanish Grand Prix (GP) at Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto, this weekend.
Vierge, boosted by home advantage, is putting up hopes to claim his first Moto2 podium finish for the Malaysian outfit, after being currently placed ninth in the championship standings with 16 points.
“Racing in a home GP gives me a special feeling. We have taken a good step forward in the last race, so we will give everything we can to achieve the goal on Sunday.
“It would be really nice to be able to do it in my home GP, it would be extra special. I had some good races in the past at Jerez, including some wins in the Spanish Championship, so I really hope we can achieve great results this weekend,” he said in a statement today.
After starting the Portuguese GP from the front row and demonstrating a good pace coupled with previous success at the circuit in the Spanish Championship, Vierge finished ninth.
Meanwhile, teammate Dixon also aims to make a strong comeback this weekend, to earn some valuable points to move him higher from the current 15th position in the world championship standings.
“I can’t wait to be back out this weekend in Jerez, although it’s a circuit that hasn’t been kind to me in the past. I’m going there with a new attitude though, I do really like the track and I can't wait to get going.
“At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter which circuit it is because I just really enjoy riding my bike. It’s a track I know this weekend, unlike last time out in Portugal, so I hope I can get into a good flow there.
“I don’t have any specific targets, just to get into a good rhythm and see what results come my way”, he said.