He came out in the finale, overtaking the others and finishing on the bottom step of the podium about a half a second behind Valentino Rossi. It was a bitter sweet race on the Sachsenring for Maverick Viñales: in fact, on one hand, there is satisfaction in the result, but on the other, there is disappointment for the difficulties encountered in the first half.
“This third place is a good result – the Spanish rider said – especially after the difficulties encountered a year ago here in Germany. The fact is that I did not expect to be so far back at the start. Unfortunately, I am still unable to take full advantage of the new tyre’s potential as I would like to.”
Tyres aside, there was also a comment about the electronics.
“Along with the team, we managed to find a good balance, but we need to improve the electronics. Right now, I am taking advantage of my riding style to overcome the difficulties, although I am still convinced that I missed a good chance to aim for the win today.”
However, Maverick is trying to see the glass half full.
“Let’s say that I am rediscovering the M1 that I had become accustomed to at the start of last year. In fact, when there are some problems, a few changes are enough to find the most suitable solutions. Unfortunately, in the race I struggled too much in the early laps, where I was unable to overtake the Ducatis, whereas in the finale I felt strong and competitive as I wanted to be.”