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Viñales: “I’ve worked very hard during the winter”

Viñales: “I’ve worked very hard during the winter”

After a headline grabbing pre-season, Maverick Viñales heads into the first race of the 2016 more confident than ever.

With constant improvements from the Suzuki factory in Japan and a year of MotoGP™ experience, Maverick Viñales is ready to attack the 2016 season. He achieved great results during testing when he led the Phillip Island Test and was third at the Qatar Test, providing both himself and Team Suzuki Ecstar with a great base to work from and a major confidence boost. The goal for 2016 is clear: fight inside the top six each round.

It won’t be an easy goal to achieve though, new rules and regulations have opened up the grid like never before and having a factory Yamaha or Honda will no longer be the only way to achieve victory. Not only will this assist Viñales, but it will also see his competition increase dramatically. Young Viñales has adapted well to the Michelin tyres, finding a good feeling with them almost immediately. His work during the winter paid off in testing, now Viñales eagerly awaits the first race of the year to see if he can carry his momentum onwards.

Maverick Viñales: “We finished the test with very positive outcomes and this makes me think that the first race will be a good one for us. It will be the first time we will be able to test the improvements we have done in a real race condition and this makes me very curious. Probably the good word for this first race will be ‘to enjoy’; we can enjoy the fact that the tests were positive and also enjoy the fact that it is going to be a good race. My objective for this is year will be to try to be consistently into the top six, but if we will work like we did in the test it is possible for something even better. The plan is easy to say; to work hard from the very beginning and to exploit all the potential we have. I’ve worked very hard during the winter to get ready for this first race and I definitely want to take Suzuki to the top.”

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MotoGP, 2016, COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, Maverick Viñales, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

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