September 17, 2021
A brilliant Maverick Viñales
Maverick Viñales brilliant Friday in Misano. In the first session, which started in dry conditions, he was the protagonist taking first place in 1’32.666 and proving to be consistently fast before the rain actually closed the session a few minutes early. Beyond the satisfaction with the good placement, the most important thing for the rider and the team is the constant progress in the knowledge, and therefore in the confidence, between Viñales and his Aprilia. In FP2 Maverick rode the RS-GP with water for the first time, finishing in 1’44.203 but getting good impressions in conditions never tested until now.
“I am especially happy to have found good sensations right away – said the Spaniard -. It is clear that having already done a test I am more prepared than Aragòn, but we are talking about a new bike and a new team anyway. ground but it is comforting to know I have rhythm and speed, even in the wet where I had hardly ever ridden with the Aprilia. We are also improving how I work in the garage, the guys are getting to know me and they understand what are the right changes for my needs . It is a path, we face it calmly and without getting caught up in euphoria. What I want is consistency, find a good base on which to work in order to always be fast “.
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