VINALES is happy with his DEBUT, but he knows he has a lot of work to do

After the first twenty-three racing laps with the Aprilia RS-GP 21, Maverick Vinales is pleased, but says he still has a lot of work to do before he is really competitive.

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 .

Maverick Vinales had a good pace in the second part of the race, says Valentino Rossi.

“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."

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