Having previously been a FIM CEV Moto2™ European Championship runner-up and seven-time race winner, Xavi Vierge graduated to the Moto2™ World Championship as a full-time rider in 2016, achieving top ten finishes and improving throughout the season. 2017 called and a first podium came at the Twin Ring Motegi, before adding two more to his tally in 2018.
Two seasons off the podium came next, despite him enjoying his best season in terms of final finishing position in 2020 with tenth. Despite semi-regular podium visits throughout his time in the MotoGP™ paddock, Vierge hasn’t experienced the winning feeling since his JuniorGP days and he’s still looking to change that despite several strong seasons in WorldSBK. After a strong rookie campaign in 2022, Vierge retained his seat for 2023 and backed up Honda’s faith in him with a maiden podium in Indonesia; his only to date, and Honda’s only rostrum of 2023.