The Spaniard’s 15-year-old cousin Dean Berta Vinales tragically died following a horror incident in the course of the opening race of the Jerez spherical of the World Supersport 300 Championship – a feeder class in World Superbikes.
With not even every week passing for the reason that accident, nine-time MotoGP race winner Vinales has elected to skip this weekend’s fifteenth spherical of the 2021 season in Texas.
Aprilia says it affords its “unconditional help” in Vinales’ determination to not race.
A quick assertion from the group learn: “Maverick Vinales is not going to be on the beginning grid for the GP of the Americas scheduled this weekend on the circuit in Austin, Texas.
“Lower than every week has handed for the reason that accident involving Dean Berta Vinales, Maverick’s younger cousin, which isn’t sufficient time to regain the serenity wanted to race.
“Maverick, with the total and unconditional help of Aprilia Racing, has due to this fact determined to take a break on his journey of attending to know the bike and group from Noale.
“The complete Aprilia Racing household helps this determination and stands with Maverick and his family members.
“There shall be different instances and different rounds to renew the promising journey begun collectively. A journey that have to be completely respectful of the individuals concerned and their emotions.”
At this stage, it’s not recognized when Vinales will return to motion.
Dean Berta Vinales
Photograph by: Dorna
This weekend’s Grand Prix of the Americas would have been his third official outing with Aprilia, having joined the marque at Aragon following his sudden departure from Yamaha in August.
He scored factors on the San Marino GP in thirteenth and managed to qualify tenth, exhibiting main indicators of progress in adapting to the RS-GP.
Forward of final Sunday’s WSBK motion at Jerez, a minute of silence was held on the grid for the entire paddock to pay tribute to the late Dean Berta Vinales.
Tragically, Vinales is the third teenager to have died in 2021 throughout worldwide bike racing occasions, with 14-year-old Hugo Milan killed in a crash in a European Expertise Cup race at Aragon in July and 19-year-old Moto3 World Championship rider Jason Dupasquier passing away in Could after a severe incident at Mugello.
Aprilia has not stated if it can discipline take a look at rider Lorenzo Savadori in Vinales’ place this weekend in America.