Good news off the track and endless problems on the bike. The 2021 of Maverick Vinales continues to travel on alternating current, reflecting in a sense the same performance as the Spanish Yamaha rider. It is news today that the native of Figueres is now one step away fromagreement with Aprilia for the 2022 season, after having definitively broken ties – before the summer break – with the Iwata house. The goal of the former Moto3 world champion, however, was to reach the end of the season on his M1, bringing home the best possible results. Instead, once again, # 12 found himself having to justify a roller coaster performance. After the excellent sensations of yesterday in free practice, today only one arrived for the Catalan ninth position in qualifying.
A disappointing result, which left Vinales himself with a bitter taste and a lot of anger to dispose of. “I was expecting a lot more from today’s qualifying – admitted the Yamaha home rider – because the sensations this morning were really good. I was able to do 1m23.7s on the race pace, which is fast. I was very happy at the time. Sure, I’m a little frustrated because, if not pole, I thought at least I’d be in the front row. I think this was a realistic possibility. But it didn’t happen that way. We have to accept it and tomorrow we have to make a good start and push. But even more than the first lap, having the chance to overtake is essential. If I manage to do it, I think we can get back up, because the bike is at a good level “.