The Spaniard ran for his new employer in the race for GP of Aragon qualified as the nineteenth and finished the race a place higher. Behind the winner Francescom Bagnaio was 27,1 seconds behind his teammate Aleix Espargaro, who finished fourth, was a good twenty seconds ahead.
“For me, it was a very positive experience. Many things on the motorcycle were completely new to me and I had the opportunity to understand where we have the most work to do. If we can improve these things, we can be significantly higher. At the same time, I have to get to know the motorcycle much better in order to be able to ride at the limit, " is after the race in Alcanizu said a former member of the factory team Yamaha .
“In the beginning, I was sandwiched with several riders, so I couldn’t attack, but at the same time I didn’t really know what to expect from a motorcycle. When you start so far behind, you lose a lot of time in the first laps, more than a second per lap, " he further explained Vinales and added: »When I was more alone, I was able to find my own rhythm. I think we were completely competitive towards the end of the race. "
He also confirmed the latter Valentino Rossi, who reached the finish line five seconds behind the Spaniard: "I saw that Maverick managed to step up the pace and didn't lag far behind the fastest in the second part of the race."