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Viñales: “Indy made me feel very confident and at ease”

Viñales: “Indy made me feel very confident and at ease”

Indianapolis saw Viñales continue his rapid growth in the MotoGP™ class as he and Suzuki altered their approach.

For the first time in 2015 Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) out qualified and out raced his more experienced teammate Aleix Espargaro. The 2015 season has seen the former Moto3™ champion make steady progress and bring home points at each round so far. With no time to rest the paddock now heads to the bwin Grand Prix České republiky for round 11.

Brno is one of only a handful of tracks that Viñales has not claimed victory at, a best result of second in 2013 during his Moto3™ championship campaign. Suzuki are still lacking in several areas, but both the riders and the team are happy with the progress the bike has made in 2015. The unique layout of Brno with its sweeping corners and demanding final sector will be another major test for the brand new Suzuki.

Maverick Viñales: “I'm happy that we get back to racing immediately after Indy because that race was a little under expectations as a final result, but it gave me important confirmation about our new approach to the race weekend. My team crew and I decided to make a further step in my growth process changing how we proceed throughout Friday and Saturday's sessions and I must say that in Indy that made me feel very confident and at ease.”

“Therefore I'm looking forward to getting into my garage and back to work, I feel well supported by the team and the factory and I know we can aim to get better results. I am growing and getting more experience race-after-race and my GSX-RR is improving in the same way. We still lack in some areas but we are working hard to have further developments following the plan that we have set up. Brno will be a tough circuit, the competitors this year are very, very strong but I feel comfortable and well trained.”

MotoGP, 2015, bwin GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, Maverick Viñales, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR

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