The troubled relationship between Maverick Vinales and the Yamaha has now come to an end. An abrupt and brutal conclusion that however also ended up favoring the early landing of the Figueres rider at Aprilia. Between the Spaniard and the environment of the Iwata house, however, relations seem to have remained rather tense. And if the wait is all for his official race debut on the bike from Noale, Vinales did not want to spare his former employers a few pinpricks.
Interviewed by Gazzetta dello Sport, the 2013 world champion pointed the finger in particular at the managing director of the Japanese company, Lin Jarvis, with whom relations were now particularly tense within the Yamaha garage. Jarvis had recently explained that Valentino Rossi’s departure from the factory team was also designed to favor a leap forward for Vinales. Which obviously did not happen. “I think time puts all people in their place“, The harsh thought reserved by Vinales to the manager of the Iwata house.
Vinales also spoke about the relationship with the two teammates he had in the Yamaha factory team: Valentino Rossi And Fabio Quartararo. While the bond with the Doctor has always been solid, the Spaniard said he was surprised by the words of indifference uttered towards him by the current leader of the ranking. “I didn’t expect it from Fabio, because we have always had a very nice relationship. But maybe it’s because he is doing a great championship and is focused on himself. Rossi? It was difficult to be his partner in terms of image and fans – he concluded – but the whole relationship, in the pits as well as outside, was wonderful“.