Maverick Viñales has joined Aprilia for the 2021 season after a difficult divorce from Yamaha. In preparation for the coming season, the Spaniard was at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia to do private training on an RSV4.
However, by moving to the Noale factory, Viñales lost access to 6.5 million euros in 2022, and also half of his salary in 2021, according to motosan. As a result, the # 12 lost his 10 million euros contract with Monster Energy and had to content himself with the 1.5 million euros per year that he receives from Aprilia.
Therefore, the rider wants to return to the attack and since it is not possible to train on his RS-GP due to the regulations, he trains on the Aprilia motorcycle, which is closest to his competition machine. So at a time when riders are taking the opportunity to rest a bit, Viñales is keeping training on track with just over a month before the official Sepang tests.
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