At the third attempt, Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) claimed MotoGP™ Virtual Race victory thanks to a classy display at the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain.
Viñales had previously finished P3 and P2 respectively at Mugello and the Red Bull Ring, but the Spaniard managed to go one better on home soil. And the Yamaha star managed to claim the win despite crashing at the first corner in an incident with Reale Avintia Racing’s Tito Rabat. However, Viñales was back up to P5 at the end of the first lap as subsequent crashes for Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) and Iker Lecuona (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) allowed Viñales into the podium positions.
And then, the two previous race winners crashed in front of Viñales. Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing) made mistakes on Lap 10 to hand Viñales the lead, with the latter making no mistake to the finish line to grab his first Virtual Race victory.
“Honestly, I did not expect it," admitted Viñales. "It's always good to win! I had fun and I hope that both my teammates and the internet users also had fun. I hope we can raise as much money as possible for Two Wheels for Life!”
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