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Viñales impresses again just off podium

Viñales impresses again just off podium

Paginas Amarillas HP 40 rider Maverick Viñales continued his successful rookie campaign in Moto2™ on Sunday by finishing fourth at Misano, missing the podium by just over three seconds.

The Moto3™ World Champion remains third in the Moto2 World standings following the round 13 race and he has impressed throughout his debut season in the intermediate class.

Although he was unable to add to his five podiums already gained in 2014 at Misano he rode well from fourth on the grid, making up several positions after a slow start, to eventually finish in fourth and pick up more solid points. Having gone fastest in morning Warm Up Viñales had been hoping for more though.

On Sunday’s race he said, “It was not the race I hoped for. I was pretty confident, I thought I would be in front fighting for the win. In the first part of the race I was not feeling good, there was a lot of chattering and I couldn’t ride as I wanted. As the laps progressed I felt better but the front guys had already gone. I was able to stay ahead of (Dominique) Aegerter and that comes in handy for the championship.”

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