Maverick Vinales will not be competing in the MotoGP race for the Grand Prix of the Americas this weekend after his 15-year-old cousin Dean Berta Vinales was fatally injured in the SSP300 race in Jerez last Sunday. Dean, who was racing for Maverick’s father’s team, crashed unhappily while being run over by one of his rivals. Maverick arrived in Jerez on Sunday morning, where he paid homage to his deceased cousin along with the rest of the paddock, and Aprilia reported that not enough time had passed since the tragedy, so the Spaniard would take a break.
Aprilia has confirmed that Maverick Vinales will be riding their motorcycle as early as next weekend at the Aragonese GP. Vinales announced in June this year that he would not fulfill the contract with Yamaha, which tied him until the end of the 2022 season, and after the total collapse of relations after the Styrian GP, where the Spaniard behaved irresponsibly with the motorcycle and deliberately tried to damage the powertrain of his motorcycle, Yamaha terminated the contract with immediate effect. This opened the door to the winner of nine MotoGP races to Aprilia, with whom he had previously signed a contract for next season. Before the premiere performance on the Italian motorcycle, Vinales conducted a private test with Mission on Tuesday and Wednesday in Misano, who announced before the race in Aragon that Vinales would take the place of Lorenzo Savadori. This will be on d
Aprilia is working to get Maverick Vinales to take part in the MotoGP race as soon as possible, as this would see what they can expect from the Spaniard, who ended his deal with Yamaha amicably on Friday. Vinales, until recently a Yamaha racer, was suspended last week for allegedly trying to damage his motorcycle at the Styrian Grand Prix. He later apologized for his actions, but Yamaha insisted on its decision and announced that the Spaniard, who had already asked to terminate his contract at the end of the season in June, would not return to their motorcycle. After the race in Austria, Aprilia announced that Vinales had signed a one-year contract with them with the possibility of extension to the 2023 season, due to Yamaha's decision to suspend participation, before the next race in Silverstone Vinales is offered the opportunity to immediately
Aprilia has also officially confirmed that they will be joined at the end of this season by suspended Yamaha racer Maverick Vinales. The Spaniard will race instead of Lorenzo Savadori and will join the team for one season, with the possibility of an extension.
Maverick Vinales, who has been suspended and will not be racing for the Austrian Grand Prix this weekend, has apologized to Yamaha, which deregistered him from the race because, in their opinion, he handled the motorcycle inappropriately a week ago. The Spaniard watched Friday's practice as a spectator along the track, but on Saturday he repented and apologized to Yamaha. “I’m very sad,” he said. "I'm in a difficult position, but fortunately I have people around me who support me." Vinales said the controversial handling of the motorcycle was due to anger, as he was driving a solid race before the race was interrupted and his engine was switched off when he started again, so he started the race from garages and then drove the whole race in last place. In the last lap he drove into the pits, and at the entrance to the pitlane he opened the gas a few times to the end, thus
Maverick Vinales said plans for his future have stalled for now. Although the relationship between the Spaniard and Yamaha was seen to be deteriorating, Vinales ’decision to end the contract early at the end of the season came as a bit of a surprise. Ever since the announcement that he is splitting with Yamaha, there has been a lot of speculation as to where he will race next season, and the loudest rumors have been that he is set to move to Aprilia. Vinales, along with several other MotoGP riders, took part in a racing day at the Barcelona racetrack, where he explained to reporters that he has not yet decided who he will race for next season. “Plans are standing still for now,” the new dad said. "At the moment, I'd like to enjoy the holidays with my family, as the first half of the season has been very stressful. I don't have any contract with anyone and I don't want to rush." V
After qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix, which he finished in the first part and will start the race in thirteenth place, Maverick Vinales said that Marco Marquez's tactics did not bother him and that the Spaniard did not hinder him. Marquez followed Vinales in both quick laps in the first half of qualifying, making the Yamaha racer visibly angry. The Honda racer advanced to Q2 and Vinales was knocked out, but he didn’t blame his rival for that, but admitted he just wasn’t fast enough. Yamaha boss Massimo Meregalli called Marquez's move unsportsmanlike, and Vinales declined to comment. "I have nothing to say other than that we just weren't fast enough. Honestly, I didn't find the right feeling after the first workout. We went backwards instead of improving. So, no excuses. We were slow.
Marc Marquez and Maverick Vinales played roles in the first part of qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix in an incident that probably marked the reckoning to advance to a faster qualifying group. After the first three free practice sessions, both Spaniards landed in the Q1 part of the qualifications, where they competed with their rivals to advance to Q2. At Honda camp, they decided to use the wind of a rival from Yamaha when hunting for the fastest lap, so Marquez drove to the track in the last minutes of the first part behind Vinales. The latter was not enthusiastic about it, and he even wanted to shake off the company by driving into the pits and then returning to the track, where he nevertheless set up a quick lap. But Marquez was a little faster with the help of the breeze, and the nervous Vinales was second. Because of the small differences, the Yamaha racer knew
Maverick Vinales was the fastest on Monday’s test day following Jerez’s race for the Spanish Grand Prix. The factory Yamaha racer set a time of 1: 36.879 after 101 laps, after his teammate Fabio Quartararo missed the tests due to health problems. Vinales was tempted by technique while running a marathon, so he had to stop on the track once. The engine of his M1 ran out of oil, so the test day was briefly interrupted, as a result of which the Yamaha test program did not suffer any major damage. Quartararo, who was left without a victory in Sunday's race when he lost power in his right hand, returned home after the race to consult with doctors and decide on treatment for problems before the race for the French GP in Le Mans over
Maverick Vinales was the fastest in the morning warm-ups before the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, where he was closest to Johann Zarco and world championship leader Fabio Quartararo, who will start the race from the best starting position. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1388766234603307009 MotoGP Spanish GP 2021, heating results:
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