Sport MotoGP 2020: The tough times seem to have passed – Vinales revels in Misano success

20:10  20 september  2020
20:10  20 september  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

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MotoGP 2020 : The tough times seem to have passed – Vinales revels in Misano success .

Maverick Vinales took first win of the 2020 MotoGP season after a late crash for long- time leader Francesco Bagnaia gifted the Yamaha rider victory in the Vinales struggled from pole position in the first Misano race last week owing to an incorrect tyre choice, but a change in approach to set-up in

a man holding a sign posing for the camera: Maverick Vinales after his win at Misano © AFP via Getty Images Maverick Vinales after his win at Misano

Maverick Vinales believes the tough times may have passed for Monster Energy Yamaha after his victory at Misano on Sunday.

Vinales claimed his first MotoGP win of the season – and became the sixth different race winner of 2020 – in the second of back-to-back races at the Misano circuit.

It came in somewhat fortuitous fashion, with Vinales capitalising on Francesco Bagnaia's bad luck after the race leader crashed out with seven laps remaining.

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(@ MotoGP ) September 19, 2020 . Viñales was a quarter of a second up through the first sector but he lost time around Sector 2 and 3, with just 0.013 covering Viñales and Bagnaia Steve Day, Matt Birt and Simon Crafar talk you through Q1 in Misano where only the fastest two will get a chance at pole.

" The tough times are over!" - MotoGP ™ podium first words 20/09/ 2020 . Hear from your MotoGP ™ top three - Maverick Viñales , Joan Mir and Further back, Mir had now managed to get to the front of the battle for the lower ends of the top 10 to have some clean air in front of hm – the gap to Quartararo

The Yamaha rider had finished sixth after initially claiming pole last time out, though, and suggested Sunday's triumph may finally mark a turn in fortunes.

"I just want to say thank you to all the people supporting me from home. There have been tough times for me, the team, but it seems now they have passed," he told MotoGP's official website.

"An amazing job this weekend, we prepared really good. I was pushing a lot, trying to save a bit of tyre for the last 10 laps, and then I started to really push at the end of the race.

"I thought I was catching a little bit but after Francesco's mistake I just tried to focus on putting the wheels on the track, not crashing and getting the points.

"So fantastic. I'm very happy, my mentality is completely the same, we just found a little bit more.

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Tags MotoGP , 2020 , GRAN PREMIO TISSOT DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA E DELLA RIVIERA DI 1. Viñales has qualified on pole position for the third time this season along with the Austria and San This is Ducati’s best qualifying result at Misano since Jorge Lorenzo was on pole in 2018 ahead of

MotoGP ™, Moto 2™ and Moto 3™ riders receive a track limits warning when they go onto the virtual gravel traps – the green areas – three times . “So yeah, disappointed and frustrated to have this penalty and looking forward to Barcelona. But I’m so happy for my race, because at the end we got a

"I believe a lot in myself. I know what I'm able to do. We don't need to give up. For sure we've had difficult times, we've made many mistakes. I felt really strong today."

Suzuki Ecstar's Joan Mir climbed from 11th to finish second, ahead of Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha).

However, Quartararo was handed a three-second post-race penalty, meaning Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Tech3) clinched the final place on the podium.

"I wanted to enjoy the race. By the end I expected a little bit of a drop in the tyre but it came a little bit earlier," Espargaro told MotoGP's official website.

"I just wanted to keep Maverick near. I just tried to defend my position, and finally it came off, with the penalty to Fabio.

"I never surrender because these kind of things happen and today we were lucky."

Vinales' victory moves him up to joint-second – alongside Quartararo – in the drivers' standings, a point behind Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso.

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After winning the Catalan Grand Prix to regain the lead in the MotoGP standings, Fabio Quartararo expressed his relief.The Petronas Yamaha rider won the opening two races in Jerez but failed to even make the podium in the following five.

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