MotoGP Assen J3 Maverick Viñales (Aprilia / 3) warns Yamaha: “I will help Aleix Espargaró in the fight for the title”

Maverick Viñales

It was an ecstatic Maverick Viñales who climbed to Assen on his first podium wearing the Aprilia colors in MotoGP. The event itself was indeed something to celebrate, but not only. There is also the moment of this Grand Prix of the Netherlands which had been the last on more or less good terms for the Spaniard in the colors of Yamaha last year. It was the end of a cycle and this third place seems like finally opening up the new one decided with the Noale plant which definitely continues to ramp up…

A power displayed by the men of the RS-GP not only on the technical level but also on that of the state of mind and cohesion. An added value that can be formidable over the entire length of a championship. This one passed the half-time mark with eleven events contested out of the twenty on the calendar. A deadline where Aleix Espargaro notes that he still has every chance of materializing, being the only one to have scored in all the races since his rival Fabio Quartararo went to fault under its wheels in Assen…

But back to Maverick Vinales who did not hide that he will take his responsibilities if he were to play a role in this championship… “ I will help Aleix in the title fight “said the Top Gun who still seems to have resentment towards his former team. Yamaha. Still, his Batavian performance, started from eleventh row, gave him confidence and the heart to work: “ it was a very difficult race, but i really enjoyed it he said. ” We were previously at the Sachsenring, where we already wanted to fight for the podium. We just took the motivation and the moment with us “, said Vinales during the press conference after the 26-lap race on the 4.5 km TT circuit.

After the warm up, I knew I could fight for the top three. But I did not expect to gain so many places from the start “, adds the pilot of 27 year. ” Aprilia believes in me every day, we get our results step by step. The potential is so high. In the races to come, I want to fight for victory. The championship is at a high level, but I will give my all “.

Maverick Vinales, Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing, Motul TT Assen

Maverick Vinales: right now i’m the happiest man in the world

The race man was Aleix Espargaro. The teammate of Vinales fought his way through the peloton after going off the track and found himself just behind the leading trio. ” I thought Aleix was eliminated. When I turned around at the finish and saw him I knew he had gone really fast “, said Vinales with astonishment. ” I am very happy for Aprilia. We both wanted to get on the podium, but Aprilia and the Piaggio group are not giving up. I’m also happy for Alex “.

With his third place, the former driver Yamaha back to 12th place overall. His teammate Aprilia Espargaro reduced the gap with 21-point Quartararo. ” If I have the opportunity, I will help him in the fight for the world championship. We always think about the team. We work very well together from Mugello. It makes us very strong “, said Vinales.

A year ago, he was on the podium for the last time with Yamaha in Assen. A year later, first place in the top 3 followed with the new machine…” A lot has happened, but right now I’m the happiest man in the world. I can’t complain cause I have a very competitive bike, a very good team, a totally perfect company and a fantastic family. I know what I’m capable of “, enthused the official Aprilia.

Maverick Vinales

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