Motorcycles: Maverick Vinales: First top 10 place with Aprilia just behind Aleix Espargaro

Maverick Viñales before Aprilia debut: "I'm very hungry to learn and must quickly"

 Maverick Viñales before Aprilia debut: © Maverick Vinales presented itself in Aragon highly motivated On Thursday before the Grand Prix of Aragon had Maverick Vinales his first major public appearance as Aprilia riders. The chapter Yamaha is finally settled for the Spaniard. "For me it was more of a relief, because I had to do something else," holding firmly Vinales. "Everything is gone quickly. I just want to talk about Aprilia." "I'm here to gain experience and improve. The two days of testing at Misano were very good.

Maverick Vinales hätte in Misano fast Aleix Espargaro herausgefordert © Motorsport Images Maverick Vinales would have challenged in Misano Fast Aleix Espargaro

in his first third MotoGP race with Aprilia was able to Maverick Vinales last Sunday in Misano the First top 10 placement celebrate. At the Grand Prix of the Emilia-Romagna , the Spaniard ranked only 0.139 seconds behind his teammate Aleix Espargaro.

detached Vinales of starting place 19. "The first part of the race is always difficult," he admits - and not only because he had to start from far behind, but the RS-GP for him in the racing situation is still relatively new for him in the race situation is.

"It's difficult for me to find a line, and overtake quickly. That's why I lose a lot of time behind the other drivers," he describes his problems in traffic. "I have to say that we have made a greater change in the motorcycle. We took the race as a test as a test."

Vinales: The Yamaha M1 was much easier to drive than the Aprilia RS-GP

 Vinales: The Yamaha M1 was much easier to drive than the Aprilia RS-GP © Motorsport Images Maverick Vinales was considered outside the points length The Grand Prix of the Algarve in Portimao was a null number for Aprilia. Aleix Espargaro adopted early through a fall from the race. Teammollege Maverick Vinales turned his rounds at the back of the field and lay from the first to the 21st round on the last position. In the end, Vinales 16. And went empty.

with brand new set-up previously best race result

"It was a late decision, but it worked very well. In the second part of the race, I was able to drive a medium 1: 32 times, which was a good lap time in view of the conditions on the route. " That helped him in addition to a few failures, in the end to earn best result with Aprilia.

¿pBig | https: // | PB¿ "to reach the top 10 is always nice. We are approaching step by step. Above all, I am glad that I'm a very Good Pace had and made no mistakes, "Vinales summarizes. Even if not much was missing: a duel with the teammate it did not happen in the final phase.

"I had no opportunity to attack him," says Vinales. "I lost too much time to come past (Luca) Marini. But honestly, I do not focus on Aleix or the others. I concentrate on my sensations."

Aleix Espargaro: Dovizioso has not believed enough about Aprilia

 Aleix Espargaro: Dovizioso has not believed enough about Aprilia © Aprilia Racing Andrea Doviziosos Intermezzo When Aprilia tester was shorter than expected before Maverick Vinales was confirmed at Aprilia , was for second place in the team next to Aleix Espargaro Lange Andrea Dovizioso talking. According to his preliminary exit from the MotoGP, the Italian had completed several tests with the manufacturer. For more he did not seem to be ready. Nevertheless, Dovizioso has become the media star of the brand, especially in Italy.

Vinales: "Then Top 3, Top 4 would have been"

"and I do not feel so well on the motorcycle, but can drive the second or third-bottomed race round. So I am able to be fast. That Make me curious to see what is possible if I really feel good. "

in Misano, the Aprilia pilot believes he could have penetrated, among other things, sign even near the podest: "I think my potential in this race would have been a little higher because I have lost so much time in traffic. "

"The direction of development is true. Of course, it's Misano. Here we have already turned many rounds, but that's also true for the others. All are fast here. (...) We would be started in the race from the first or second row, I think that we would have been able to drive to the top 3, top 4. "

On the brake he sees the biggest weak point

for the next race weekend in Portimao, Vinales is confident in view of the recent changes to the set-up. Especially with the balance of the motorcycle, he sees advances, but also stresses: "I'm still trying to find myself on the motorcycle. Sometimes I feel comfortable, sometimes not."

"It was difficult this weekend that the conditions have changed all the time. That makes it difficult to develop and improve itself," explains the Spaniard, who seeks the brake phase as his achillesse.

"I have to improve myself on the brake. It is very different in the comparison of the two motorcycles I went this year. I need more trust, but here we could make a big step forward at this point."

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