It was a really complicated race today for Maverick Vinales who started from eleventh place on the grid and was even in 20th place after the first corner. Yamaha’s Spanish rider finished his weekend in eleventh place after benefiting from a faster pace than the riders in the rear and from numerous falls in front of him. In Qatar, Vinales appeared to be one of the best drivers on the grid with a great pace and a win in the first GP of the season. Even in these circumstances, however, the Spaniard continued to complain about the Problems at the beginning that were more than obvious today.
“The start is a problem, but we know that What is more difficult to understand is what happened to me this weekend – said Vinales – In Qatar I was one of the strongest and could have won both races while I had problems here all weekend, apart from qualifying, which then went as we know it. “
What kind of race could it have been without this canceled lap?
“I don’t think I would have done anything incredible, though In any case, I would have ended up in the top 5. Despite all the difficulties of this weekend, my result is not bad, but we need to understand the causes of our problems. “
What did you suffer most from here in Portimao?
“I didn’t have a rear handle and didn’t feel the same sensations as I did in Qatar. I’m worried because I struggled to stay in the top 10 today and because the difference between practice, race and qualifying was too big “.
How do you approach the next race after such a weekend? Your team-mate won, proving that the Yamaha can also be fast in Portimao.
“Now is the time to read and understand the data. I don’t think about what’s going on on the other side of the garage. I have to stay focused and take steps forward “.