On Thursday forward of this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix, Yamaha announced it had suspended Vinales and withdrawn him from the eleventh spherical of the championship.
It acknowledged in its press launch that Vinales was suspended for “unexplained irregular operation of the motorbike” in final weekend’s Styrian GP which may have significantly broken his engine.
Autosport reported earlier today that the group steered Vinales intentionally tried to explode his engine within the Styrian GP by over-revving it late on.
When requested concerning the state of affairs on Thursday at Purple Bull Ring, Suzuki’s Mir stated he felt sorry for each events and likened it to Messi quitting Barcelona final week as the precise story stays a thriller.
“Nicely, that is like what occurred with Messi that no person is aware of the reality,” Mir replied when requested by Autosport for his ideas on the Vinales announcement.
“So it’s higher that I don’t give the opinion about one factor that I don’t know completely.
“So, I’m sorry for the state of affairs on the whole, I’m sorry for what is going on. Yamaha doesn’t deserve this factor for certain, and likewise Maverick. So, I’m sorry about it.”
Maverick Vinales, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
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Mir was later requested if the announcement got here as a shock to him, with the Styrian GP podium-finisher including: “All of us on this world haven’t been shocked that one thing like this might occur.
“However I’m slightly unhappy that it has reached this excessive, I have no idea the entire story and it’s not my position to evaluate anybody, as a result of not it’s my warfare and I’ve sufficient [going on].”
Yamaha is not going to discipline a alternative for Vinales on this weekend’s Austrian GP on the Purple Bull Ring, with take a look at rider Cal Crutchlow already on stand-in duties at Petronas SRT instead of Franco Morbidelli.
The newest chapter within the Vinales/Yamaha state of affairs comes simply over a month after he requested to have his present two-year contract with the group terminated at the end of 2021.
It’s thought Vinales will be part of Aprilia in 2021.
The rider is but to touch upon his suspension and withdrawal from this weekend’s Austrian GP.