Days pass in the second consecutive weekend that MotoGP is spending in Austria, on the Red Bull Ring track, but inevitably the theme of the moment is always the suspension by Maverick Vinales’ Yamaha. Finally, the Spaniard has spoken, sharing his point of view and apologizing to the Iwata manufacturer for his behavior during the last GP. The curiosity of the whole paddock now is to understand how the story will evolve. If an apology will be enough for the Spaniard to get reintegration into his team or if the separation will be total and definitive, with half a season ahead of the already announced closure of the relationship between the parties.
He was also asked again on the delicate issue Valentino Rossi. The nine-time world champion, who from Vinales was box-mate in the official Yamaha team from 2017 to 2020, had defended his friend in recent days, judging his wrong behavior but “Not so serious”. Even today, answering the questions of Sky Sport MotoGP, the centaur of Tavullia seemed condescending to the Spaniard. “Maverick spoke well, he said what he had to say – Rossi commented – the results are simply not coming. There are moments of frustration, difficult moments and his vein has closed a bit. He gave two revs, as he said. He didn’t want to break the engine“.
Finally, the Petronas team rider, 18th at the end of qualifying, talked about his session and also spoke on the ‘tire issue’, raised by Pecco Bagnaia. “I’m not very happy with my position – said the Doctor – my potential was better. Tires? Today I used four soft rear tires, two this morning and two this afternoon. Three were fine, the fourth unfortunately was a little worse“.