MotoGP, Vinales gives up all hopes of winning the title: "we had a great opportunity without Marc"

“He's on another level. At the moment the garage is disorganized due to Covid. With the Yamaha I’ve suffered the whole season. The engine has always been a problem”


The surrender of Maverick Vinales. It would seem like this after listening to the words of the Spaniard at the end of qualifying on Saturday. A disappointing session for the Spaniard, who was unable to get through the obstacle of Q1. It matters little, however, since tomorrow he will start from the pit lane following the punching of the sixth engine.

The face of the Spaniard is very dejected and unmotivated.

 "It has been a complicated weekend - began the Yamaha rider - I had no grip in FP2, much less today, therefore it is pointless to try to take risks and exaggerate for nothing. This will be the mentality with which I will take to the track on Sunday, since taking a risk to take home two points makes no sense. If, on the other hand, I find myself comfortable on the track, I'll try to push, but without having a specific goal to achieve ”.

As can be seen, Maverick is bitterly disappointed and he does not beat about the bush...

“My season is lost and so is the title. It also happened in 2017, when I was unable to win the championship due to a lot of mistakes. In Jerez we made a mistake and now we are paying for that mistake”.

The issue of the engines, which has aroused a lot of discussion…

"After Austria we knew that we would be in trouble with the engines. There are many things that are not going in the right direction and with the engine I have suffered all season. Apart from the Misano race, I have always been in difficulty in the others. I tried to work, change my style, but in the end I am in this situation and with the bike there are many things that are not going the right way ”.

And just think that it could have been a really good opportunity...

“Without Marquez we had a great opportunity, seeing as he and Honda are on another level. Instead we have not been able to make the most of it. I'm disappointed, I'm very disappointed, the only thing I can do is try to remain calm and serene in a difficult moment ".

Also because the problems are not only on the track…

“At the moment the garage is disorganized, as there are so many people in isolation due to COVID and my work group is small. It's not easy at all, but I still try not to lose heart and try to do my best”.



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