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MotoGP, Viñales: A disaster, I don't know what happened

"I have problems at the start and I am the only Yamaha rider who has them". Zarco: "A disappointing 7th place, but I could not do any better"

MotoGP: Viñales: A disaster, I don't know what happened

If Valentino had a reason to celebrate again in Barcelona with his third podium in a row, the other Yamaha riders were left bogged down in the belly of the standings. Viñales’ 6th place and Zarco’s 7th mirror a difficult situation. Maverick especially is unable to find the reason for his difficulties: “It was a disaster. I don’t understand what happened” he said.

“I had a lot of problems, especially at the start and it seems like I am the only Yamaha rider who has them. I really do not understand what is happening – the Spaniard admits – In the past, even in the other categories, I always did good starts and I had been able to do so today, it would have been another race.”

It did not happen and the results were anything but satisfying.

When I found myself alone on the track, I was fast and I managed to maintain a pace similar to Lorenzo and Marquez – he points out – We need to continue working and stay focused, keeping our calm.

After his last podium in Jerez, Johann Zarco is also not collecting much fruit.

I put on the medium tyre because I thought it could help me today, but that is not how it went. Anyway, I think that even with the soft I would not have been able to maintain a better pace – the Tech3 rider admitted – At the end of the race, it did not go too badly, but I also had a bit of hard luck – episodes that interrupted my pace. Also, in the finale I struggled because it was hard to control the bike. The 7th place is a disappointing result right now, but I think that we are on the right path to understanding where we are going wrong.

Translated by Jonathan Blosser

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