The Spaniard made a profitable begin to 2021 within the Qatar GP on the manufacturing facility Yamaha, however struggled from that time on, with the connection between each events breaking down irreparably over the following months.
Vinales was dropped by Yamaha mid-season following a suspension from the Austrian Grand Prix after he was discovered to have intentionally tried to wreck his M1’s engine within the Styrian GP – one thing he mentioned was a results of frustration boiling over.
The nine-time MotoGP race winner ended up at Aprilia from the San Marino GP onwards, making regular progress in adapting to the RS-GP and scoring a better of eighth within the Emilia Romagna GP.
When requested by Autosport forward of this weekend’s Valencia GP how he would sum up his chaotic 2021 season, he mentioned: “I’ve to say that I’m unhappy that the season is ending, truthfully.
“I’m very unhappy, I needed to proceed racing. Yeah, my season began very late, truthfully, and I believe it’s a season to be taught.
“We now have to be taught the whole lot. So, I realized quite a bit, I take the issues another way and that’s essential.
“So, we’ve to maintain working. We now have a really good problem, so I hope December passes very quick and we’re in February [soon] so we will get on the bike.”
Maverick Vinales, Aprilia Racing Crew Gresini
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After his first take a look at on the Aprilia at Misano in late August, Vinales mentioned it was the happiest he’d ever been in his grand prix profession.
When requested by Autosport if he was happier on the finish of 2021 than he was at the beginning again in March when he was a race winner, he added: “Yeah, I’m very pleased truthfully, in life and right here within the paddock, which is at all times good.
“Many issues occurred, however in the long run I can race, I could be on a fantastic manufacturing facility and a fantastic staff and that is crucial factor for me proper now.”