MotoGP Catalonia J2 Maverick Viñales (Aprilia / 8) will try a gamble: “most guys will go with the hard, we will go with the soft”

Maverick Viñales is not happy with the result of his qualifications and to reverse the trend in the race, he will try a gamble to win the bet anyway. Eighth at the end of Q2 after having been forced to go through Q1, the Aprilia official still looks from afar at the performances of his teammate Aleix Espargaró who knows the RS-GP as if he had done it. Which, by the way, isn’t really true. Still, the Top Gun wants to fly on its own and here is what it announces…

Maverick Vinales is anything but happy at the idea of ​​starting in 8th position for his ninth race of the year marked by the Catalunya Grand Prix. So the pilot Aprilia challenged himself for the race and thus expects to surpass some of his colleagues.

Aleix Espargaro impressively proved that the Aprilia RS-GP works perfectly on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with pole position in a record time of 1’38.742 minutes. His teammate Maverick Vinales look at this feat with a gap of 0.655 seconds. So we have to change the situation…” I’m not exactly thrilled, we wanted to do more », got annoyed Vinales. ” I would have needed a second round, unfortunately I made a mistake in the suction and I didn’t take the first turn well ».

Maverick Vinales: I set myself the goal of being in fourth or fifth position after the first lap

Otherwise it was a good day. We tried a lot with the bike and the tires and we are ready to race. It’s a certain satisfaction that we have the speed for the front row. I know that. We’re still a bit short of a fast lap, but it’s only a matter of time.” he assures.

Thinking of his Sunday battle plan, he reveals: “ the start straight is long and I’m eighth – let’s see where I can line up. I set myself the goal of being in fourth or fifth position after the first lap “, he warns. And he has already chosen his tires. ” I feel very strong in the last laps and I am convinced that I will gain a few places in the race. We will use the soft rear tire. Too much slip with the medium compound, the soft tire performs better in the second part of the race. The choice of tires can be a small risk, but if you don’t take a risk, you don’t win “. Maverick Vinales aim high at Montmèlo.

Maverick Vinales, Aprilia Racing, Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

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