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'Impossible to fight Suzuki' believes Vinales

Maverick Vinales believes it is ‘impossible’ to fight with the Ecstar Suzukis of Alex Rins and Joan Mir, and he will need a perfect bike to challenge at Valencia.

Vinales believes his Yamaha is outgunned in almost all areas by the GSX-RR and the only way to win is to try and set pole and get out front.

“It’s impossible with the bike we have right now. Suzuki right now are in another level. So, we cannot do nothing. We just need to pray to have a perfect bike in Valencia, perfect start, be first and to see if we don’t lose the position,” said Vinales.


“I will try to be fresh, try to give good feedback to the guys in the box so they can provide us with the best bike.

“We don’t have the correct arsenal to fight against Suzuki, because looks like they are able to turn faster, more corner speed and less metres in the corner.

“So, you cannot recover all this by only opening the gas. We have ideas, but for sure it will be very tough to improve the bike because we didn’t improve nothing from the Malaysia test.

“If the bike works good, we will be good. If it don’t work good, we will try to survive and try to give the maximum result.”

Vinales struggled at Aragon on Sunday, enountering problems not experienced in practice but still finished in front of target man Fabio Quartararo.

“We had no grip on the tyres during all this race, I had a lot of chatter on the bike.

“It was very complicated, but anyway the objective has been done. I took out one point from Fabio, this was our objective to be the first 2020 Yamaha.

“It’s what we can do. So, now the guys need to analyse for Valencia, to get the data and to be better, to be faster. That’s it.

“I tried today to do my job, I think today could have gone much worse because the chatter I had was very difficult to manage and to stay on the bike.

“I’m not happy, but satisfied I finished in front of Fabio.”

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