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Sport "Suzuki on a different level" - Yamaha has no chance according to Maverick Vinales

12:45  26 october  2020
12:45  26 october  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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Maverick Vinales says it's "impossible" to close down MotoGP championship leader Joan Mir with the current Yamaha after struggling to seventh in the Teruel Grand Prix.

Maverick Vinales says it’s “impossible” to close down the points gap to MotoGP championship leader Joan Mir with the current Yamaha after Porsche came from behind on a wet track to win the Spa 24 Hours with the factory Rowe Racing entry driven by Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

works driver Maverick Vinales denounces technical mistakes in the camp of Yamaha after seventh place in the second Aragon race at

Although Yamaha works driver Maverick Vinales only has three races this season drove into the top 3, he still has a good chance of becoming world champion. In the second race in Aragon, Vinales finished in seventh place. This brought him closer to fellow brand colleague Fabio Quartararo. The gap to Suzuki driver Joan Mir continued to grow.

"I'm not happy, but I'm happy that I finished ahead of Fabio," said Vinales. "I was able to make up one point on Fabio. That is my goal now: I want to be the best Yamaha rider in 2020. That is what is possible."

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Yamaha ’s Maverick Vinales says he is “convinced” he can be “a great fighter” in the MotoGP Teruel All of Yamaha ’s victories in 2020 have come from the front row, with both Vinales and Fabio “Well, actually I was using a different setting on the rear of the bike, which gave me a little bit more traction

Maverick Vinales says it’s “impossible” to close down the points gap to MotoGP championship leader Joan Vinales showed strong pace throughout practice at both Aragon rounds, but suffered Franco Morbidelli on the 2019 Yamaha dominated the race, while the Suzuki duo of Alex Rins and Joan Mir

But a little later Vinales changed his mind about his world championship goal: "I don't care if I finish second or sixth. The goal is to win the title. But with these inconsistent results and my current feeling for the bike, will it's very difficult to win the title. Very, very difficult. "

The 2020 Yamaha does not provide the hoped-for progress

"We make a lot of mistakes, also from a technical point of view," he criticizes the development at Yamaha. "I can't go into too much detail. The bike didn't work. I had a lot of problems with the bike. I can't understand how I can drive so fast in the FT4 and then not achieve these times in the race."

Maverick Vinales, Fabio Quartararo © Provided by motorsport.com Maverick Vinales, Fabio Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales had their problems in Aragon

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It is confusing that, of all people, Yamaha brand colleague Franco Morbidelli was able to win while the rest of the Yamaha riders were not competitive. Does Morbidelli's Yamaha have something that the 2020 factory machines don't have?

"The strengths of the Yamaha, ie the steering behavior and the cornering speeds, are more pronounced," says Vinales. "This year's motorcycle is a little more difficult. It's not just like that for me but also for the other riders. They also struggle with the motorcycle."

Did Yamaha make the wrong decisions over the winter?

Vinales criticizes Yamaha for taking the wrong path in the winter tests. "The decisions were made in Malaysia. That was many months ago. Now we have to deal with it. The championship is still alive," said the Spaniard with conviction.

But to become world champion, Vinales has to overtake Suzuki driver Joan Mir. With six podium places, Mir is the most consistent driver in the top field. Even without a win he is now 14 points ahead. "You can see what results I achieved. He doesn't win because he starts far behind," says Vinales.

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Maverick Vinales believes that Yamaha is strong enough to be able to fight for the 2019 MotoGP title based on his experience of this week's Jerez test. "The electronics right now are quite good, I felt really good with how the traction control is working, about the wheelie we have and the power delivery.

Yamaha can conclude its step forward in Thailand wasn’t just a one-off, believes Maverick Vinales Both Yamaha riders made full use of running during the mixed conditions in FP2, staying on a wet tyre even “For sure you have different feeling on the rain tyre, but we had a plan to try something in the

Maverick Vinales © Provided by motorsport.com Maverick Vinales

Maverick Vinales is convinced that Yamaha made wrong decisions in winter

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"We don't have the right army to fight Suzuki," is Vinales convinced. "It seems as if they can turn faster into the corners, drive higher cornering speeds and drive fewer meters in the corners. You can't compensate for all of this by accelerating earlier."

Will Yamaha find its old strength in Valencia?

"We have some ideas, but it will be difficult to improve the bike. We have not improved anything since the Malaysia test. We will not improve"; Vinales fears and states the strategy for the upcoming races: "If the bike works well, it will be good. If it doesn't work well, then we'll try to survive it and get the best possible result."

Maverick Vinales, Joan Mir © Provided by motorsport.com Maverick Vinales, Joan Mir

Joan Mir leads the championship although, unlike Maverick Vinales, he couldn't win

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"If our bike is good on Friday, then we can win. But if that's not the case, then we can't get it to work, "says the Yamaha works driver with astonishment. "We are the ones who lose positions in the course of the races."

"I've always said that the Yamaha is the best motorcycle when the grip is good. With little grip, it's impossible to ride the motorcycle. You can do what you want. I changed the power, the engine brake, the traction control and drove smoothly, aggressively and did everything. The lap times were the same, "says Vinales annoyed.

"It's impossible with this bike. Suzuki is on a different level. We can't do anything," said Vinales. "We have to pray that we will have a perfect bike in Valencia, that we will get the perfect start, be ahead and see that we do not lose the position."

With images from Motorsport Images .

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