🗣: #SepangTest Recap
Although only 18th quickest and the slowest M1 rider over a single lap, Vinales' 16-lap race simulation was longer and faster than his competitors, starting and finishing with a 1m 59.8s.
"I'm very positive, because today we improved the bike quite a lot, especially for the race," Vinales said. "On a race tyre, race set-up, we did a good pace, which I felt quite competitive." Sixth quickest on the 1st and 2nd days of test, Vinales admitted: "In the [final] morning everyone put 'supersoft' tyres and went for a time attack. I didn't know how I could resist! I was like, 'no, no, no, [I want to do a] time attack!' But the team calmed me down, said, 'OK, you are here to work'. That's what we did, we worked quite a lot. The feeling is still not at the best, but I'm getting there, and that's the most important.".
"We are trying to achieve the maximum settings for every case that might happen: no grip, lots of grip, so that was important today to work on that. "It's difficult because we always race after Moto2, when the grip is not unbelievable. But [also] when I did the long run, the grip was very low, I saw most of the riders in 2m 00, and they could not go lower. Now we are going to see if the bike works in the same way as here in Qatar.".
"I think we still don't understand the tyres as best we can, so we have to work a lot on that and on the set up," Vinales said. "Because the tyre changes a lot from lap 1 to lap 20, so we need to understand.".
"We always have weak points and sometimes trail braking is difficult for me, especially with a full tank, but it's getting better. That's why I'm happy, because every time I'm getting better on the brakes, and it's important to better on the brakes because I need to fight.".
"If I need to fight, I need to brake late. And that was good. Also, a little bit more top speed helps. I was fighting with some riders and I felt I could overtake.". #maverickviñales #maverickvinales #mvk12 #mv12 #rocketman12 #topgun12 #rocketman #12Gang #fanclubmaverickviñales
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