Vinales “bet on myself” to succeed with Aprilia after Yamaha MotoGP split

Vinales “bet on myself” to succeed with Aprilia after Yamaha MotoGP split
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Vinales “bet on myself” to succeed with Aprilia after Yamaha MotoGP split

After struggling with Yamaha, Maverick Vinales decided to leave the team early in 2021 and joined Aprilia. Many questioned this move as Aprilia was not a top team at the time. However, Vinales proved his doubters wrong by leading much of the Catalan GP and finishing second behind his teammate. He expressed his satisfaction with the result and credited his belief in himself and the project at Aprilia for the turnaround. Vinales also thanked the team for making him feel valued, something he felt was lacking in his previous team. Furthermore, Aleix Espargaro, Vinales’ teammate, recalled how he convinced Vinales to join Aprilia during a difficult time, and the two riders swapping bikes on the cooldown lap symbolized their friendship and shared success.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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