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Motorcycles Joan Mir vs. Maverick Vinales: "Something like that shouldn't happen"

20:05  09 october  2020
20:05  09 october  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Joan Mir und Maverick Vinales versuchten, die Situation zu beruhigen © Motorsport Images Joan Mir and Maverick Vinales tried to calm the situation

In the second free practice session at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans, Maverick Vinales and Joan Mir were involved a controversial scene. Vinales got off the track in the afternoon practice and hit the road again on the straight after Turn 6.

Joan Mir was on the straight and, as a precaution, took off the gas when he saw Vinales. Vinales signaled to me that he was not very enthusiastic about his maneuver. Vinales pointed his index finger at the visor of his helmet.

what happened? "I got off the track and landed on the area with the artificial grass. This area was wet. I didn't want to drive over it in an inclined position. That could have ended badly," said Vinales, explaining the return to the track at first sight unsafe angle. "I was driving a quarter of the width of the track. The space to overtake was big enough," said Vinales.

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"I saw him coming and thought he had enough space. But I didn't sit on Joan Mir's bike to see it exactly. I got back on track as safely as possible," emphasized Vinales. The Yamaha rider told the media that the hand signal should not have been an insult. Vinales wanted to show me that he had noticed him.

Joan Mir also commented on the scene on Friday evening. "I wasn't extremely upset," notes the Suzuki driver. "But I was pretty surprised that a motorcycle hit the straights that way."

"I didn't see Maverick move his head. He didn't look what was happening on the track. I took my foot off the gas, but if I had been 50 meters ahead it could have been a dangerous situation. He would have been hit harder in this case "I am convinced.

"I was the one who got there with a lot of momentum, but he was the one who was in the wrong place. It was much more dangerous for him than it was for me. It's important to understand that this shouldn't happen but don't ask for a penalty for Vinales. But we have to realize that we shouldn't do that, "said the former Moto3 world champion.

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