Alex Crivillé, double world champion in motorcycling, has assured, after Maverick Viñales’ victory in the Qatar Grand Prix and before the dispute this coming weekend of the MotoGP Doha Grand Prix, that “this season promises for Maverick Viñales “.
“Viñales had a great race, he had it quite well studied and he knew that the Ducati were going to suffer from consumption, both in terms of tires and fuel, and that the Yamaha could hold up perfectly until the end; even more constant than the Ducati”, recalls the double world champion, now an AMV ambassador.
“The Doha Grand Prix will depend a lot on the weather factor because the weather is very changeable and we already saw that it was very windy and the temperature had dropped a lot, but if the temperature is good, Ducati may choose to try another type of tire compound and another strategy, but it is still a candidate for victory, “says Crivillé.
“At Repsol Honda, with Pol Espargaró, they must give 100 percent to improve their result and Suzuki and Yamaha do not think they will change much with the Ducati being so fast,” continued the first 500 cc world champion. Spanish.
“Suzuki will continue to suffer at the speed level, but now they have more references and perhaps they can classify better and look for those tenths that they lose on the straight to recover them in the winding part. If Suzuki classifies better they are candidates to fight for the podium, which I know. it escaped Joan Mir and also Álex Rins “, recalls Alex Crivillé.
“Joan Mir had a great race and the only problem is that he has to qualify a little better to go further ahead, but he made a great comeback and it is true that later he arrived a bit with exhausted tires, but to win the Ducati in Losail is very complicated, although it is not impossible because he showed incredible ability with his Suzuki, “says Crivillé.
“Pol Espargaró’s assessment is very positive. He did not leave completely confident after a fall. He knew he had to finish this first race and the result did not matter, but it was important to enter the top ten and more important to finish and catch confidence for the second race “, comments Crivillé in the AMV press release.
In the rest of the categories “Sam Lowes did a race, but Moto2 is totally open and there are many contenders for the title: Marco Bezzecchi, Remy Gardner, Xavi Vierge and Raúl Fernández, who is being the revelation of the season”, while in Moto3 “Jaume Masià had a great race and was very solid from the beginning to the end.”
“Pedro Acosta learned a lot, he knew how to finish the race and did not get nervous and at the end, as usual, he lacked that experience of such fast drivers but he had a great race,” says Alex Crivillé from the second position of the Spanish rookie.