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Motorcycles Maverick Viñales And Yamaha Are Through

07:20  07 september  2021
07:20  07 september  2021 Source:   jalopnik.com

Fabio Quartararo Single Yamaha Pilot in the Top 15, Maverick Vinales on P21

 Fabio Quartararo Single Yamaha Pilot in the Top 15, Maverick Vinales on P21 © Motorsport Images Fabio Quartararo brought the coals from the fire for Yamaha only a Yamaha pilot managed in qualifying on the Sachsenring the leap into the top 15 ( to Quali Report ). Fabio Quartararo set his factory M1 in the Q2 into the first start series and failed by just 0.011 seconds at the Pole-time of Landsmann Johann Zarco (Pramac-Ducati). For Yamaha Werkspilot Maverick Vinales and the two Petronas-Yamahas von Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli was already in the Q1 terminus.

The weird saga between Maverick Viñales and the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team has ended, as both parties announced Friday that they would not race together for the remainder of the 2021 campaign. This comes after Viñales was suspended from last weekend’s race at the Red Bull Ring. The team had also decided to suspend him for the upcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

a man holding a baseball bat © Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp (Getty Images)

Next season the Spanish rider will compete for Aprilia, a team that’s evidently been fazed by none of this. Just days after the news came out that Viñales had tried to grenade his Yamaha out of frustration, the Italian outfit confirmed the rider’s long-rumored signing for 2022.

Vinales talks about his suspension

 Vinales talks about his suspension MotoGP driver Maverick Vinales shows after suspending for the Grand Prix of Austria. Whether he is allowed to drive for Yamaha again, but is still open. © Provided by Sport1.de Vinales talks about his suspension MotoGP driver Maverick Vinales has first reported after the suspension for the Grand Prix of Austria in Spielberg and explained. "I apologize to Yamaha, I was wrong," said the Spaniard on Saturday at Sky Italia .

In case you missed what exactly Viñales did at the end of his last race that caused the suspension, here’s a handy little clip that’ll tell you everything you need to know:

Today, both Viñales and Monster Energy Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis released statements that basically echo each other, abbreviating the Styrian Grand Prix saga to say that the race “didn’t go well” — a rather soft way of putting things — and at this point it’s better to end the relationship now than later considering nobody’s heart is in it anymore.

Here’s what Jarvis had to say:

“In Assen Yamaha and Viñales already announced the mutual decision to cut short their original 2021-2022 programme and to finish it at the end of 2021. A commitment was made by both rider and team to continue to the end of the current season, with the team guaranteeing its full support and the rider giving his maximum efforts so that we could finish the project ‘in style’.

Yamaha in Silverstone: Crutchlow replaced Vinales, Dixon drives for Morbidelli

 Yamaha in Silverstone: Crutchlow replaced Vinales, Dixon drives for Morbidelli © Motorsport Images CAL Crutchlow takes over in Silverstone the factory yamaha of Maverick Vinales after the contract resolution with Maverick Vinales ( to the backgrounds ) must yamaha for the rest Plan the running MotoGP season. In the upcoming Grand Prix in Silverstone, TestPilot Cal Crutchlow changes from the Petronas team to the factory team. For the first time Crutchlow will pilot a factory yamaha at home race.

“Regretfully at the Styrian GP the race did not go well or end well and consequently after deep consideration by both parties, the mutual decision was reached that it would be better for both parties if we end the partnership earlier. The early separation will release the rider to be free to follow his chosen future direction and will also permit the team to focus its efforts on the remaining races of the 2021 season with a replacement rider – yet to be determined.”

And here’s Viñales’ statement:

“Following our mutual decision in Assen to part ways a year early, it was also decided to commit to completing the current season with maximum effort from both sides. However, at the Styrian GP the race didn‘t turn out as we had hoped, and regrettably it did not end well.

“After thorough consideration both parties have agreed it would be best to end the partnership with immediate effect. I am deeply grateful to Yamaha for the great opportunity. I am also thankful for the support they gave me during these 4.5 years of racing and will look back with pride on the results we achieved together. I will always have great respect for Yamaha and wish them the very best.”

Maverick Vinales – A timeline of his Yamaha MotoGP exit

  Maverick Vinales – A timeline of his Yamaha MotoGP exit On Friday morning Yamaha confirmed it had parted ways with Maverick Vinales with immediate effect, bringing to an end a complicated chapter in MotoGP history.Signed as the future prospect who could fill the outgoing Jorge Lorenzo’s shoes and act as a safeguard to Yamaha’s future once Valentino Rossi finally hung up his helmet, a fraught four-and-a-half years has come to an end in bitter circumstances.

It seems as though the mystery replacement rider “yet to be determined” will be British veteran Cal Crutchlow. Crutchlow has spent most of 2021 as a test rider for Yamaha, and replaced the injured Franco Morbidelli on the Petronas Yamaha satellite squad for the previous two races. Now it seems he’ll join the top Yamaha crew in Viñales’ absence based on a tweet the team issued today, though whether that’s for a few races or the entire rest of the calendar remains to be seen.

This whole episode has been extraordinarily strange. Clearly, things hadn’t been peachy between Viñales and Yamaha before the Styrian GP — or else the rider wouldn’t have announced an intention to part ways with the team a year before his contract was due to expire. But I don’t think anyone could’ve expected it’d play out quite like this.

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Vinales: The Yamaha M1 was much easier to drive than the Aprilia RS-GP .
© Motorsport Images Maverick Vinales was considered outside the points length The Grand Prix of the Algarve in Portimao was a null number for Aprilia. Aleix Espargaro adopted early through a fall from the race. Teammollege Maverick Vinales turned his rounds at the back of the field and lay from the first to the 21st round on the last position. In the end, Vinales 16. And went empty.

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