Maverick Vinales' results are like a rollercoaster, with some real highs and some massive lows. At Brno it was more of the latter, with a tenth place which cooled morale somewhat after the recent results.
“It took me 7 laps to pass Bagnaia who was a second and a half slower than me. it was frustrating”, he summarises.
The race had already got off to a bad start.
“I lost a lot of positions off the line, I started on wet asphalt and the rear wheel was sliding. I stayed calm because, with the pace I showed in warm-up, I was sure I could catch up”.
But that's not exactly how it went.
“I wasn't able to push, today it was impossible to ride - explains Maverick - I had no grip and was losing along the straight, I could only try to pass at the first turn".
Vinales doesn't want to talk about disappointment.
“I expected it, because when there's no grip the M1 suffers - he continues - In warm-up it was easy for me to go fast, while in the race I risked crashing several times. If it hadn't rained, the result would have been different but when the track conditions change, the Yamaha becomes difficult to ride. Having to set a time with our corner speed, when there's a lack of grip we suffer."
Tomorrow's test is an important one, with initial development of the 2020 but the Spaniard is not overly interested.
“I don't want to waste time thinking about next year, I have to stay focused on the Austrian race and the next rounds. We'll have time to collect data for devleopment during the Misano and Valencia tests. I only know that our rivals have taken a step forward and to catch them we need to take 2 or 3”.