Maverick Vinales finally came back training on track and he is impatient to ride again his Yamaha M1. The Spaniard was one of the fastest rider during last pre-season MotoGP tests and cannot wait to start the championship to see how competitive he is.
At the moment, the most probable scenario is to have the start set on 19th July at Jerez, followed by another race on 26th July again at Jerez. Vinales does not care too much about the possibility to have two races in the same track as the only thing that matters is to start the championship as soon as possible.
Maverick reported that to AS: “I do not care about racing on the same track twice. The most important thing is to start the championship, even for the manufacturers who can develop the bikes”, said firstly. Vinales then spoke about the incoming 2020: “It is going to be a sprint championship, every race will be really important and we should fight for victory and top position every time”.
During the test a lot of riders were competitive, with Suzuki who seemed to be in a really good stage and could fight for the championship: “I followed them in Qatar, they are really fast. Surely they will fight for the big goal, Rins and Mir are two great riders with a lot of talent, it is going to be tough but we will be there”
The man to beat is Marc Marquez, but Maverick has to put an eye also on his future teammate, Fabio Quartararo: “They are both really fast, Fabio rides the same bike as me, but the rival is Marc. He showed that he is the man to beat and he finishes always first or second”.
What about Valentino Rossi’s future? Vinales expressed his thoughts on his situation: “I do not know anything about his future, but I really hope he will keep racing. He is a legend, one of the greatest of all time, it gives you a lot of motivation. Valentino never loses his passion and motivation to race!”