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Viñales: “I really enjoyed fighting with Aleix”

Viñales: “I really enjoyed fighting with Aleix”

Maverick Viñales relished the battle for tenth with his teammate Aleix Espargaro at the German GP despite losing out at the final corner.

Viñales started from twelfth on the grid and found himself battling his way back through the field after a disappointing start. As the race progressed he hunted down his more experienced teammate Espargaro and with two laps to go the pair were involved in an excellent fight for tenth. Viñales battled valiantly but lost out to this teammate at the very last corner and had to settle for 11th.

Maverick Viñales: “Well at the end I really enjoyed fighting with Aleix. I’m proud to be so close to him because he is my point of reference as he has the same machine and a lot more experience and even though I would have preferred to be ahead of him, at the end of the day the real thing is that we both would like to be fighting with other riders at the top rather than with each other. In the race I felt the very same problems I’ve encountered the whole weekend; a bad feeling with the rear and a lack in acceleration due to a lot of spin. This was a problem at such a tight circuit as Sachsenring as it has so many slow corners and we definitely need to improve on this. I’m positive for the test we will do in the week and I trust my engineers can find some solutions to develop the bike still further so we can be more competitive after the summer break."


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