Last monday Maverick Viñales and his wife Raquel welcomed their first daughter Nina and the man from Girona has found it difficult to detach himself from them to the point that he has delayed as much as possible his trip to Mugello where he will live his first GP as a father from this Friday.
In the telematic appearance of this Thursday and before arriving at the Autodromo del Mugello, he admitted that this Grand Prix “I face it very differently from the rest of the great prizes of my entire life. I am super motivated, I can do something special. These feelings will be difficult to manage. It will not be easy at all having them so far away ”.
The whole Viñales family is crazy about Nina. “It has been a long time since a baby has been born in the family and it has been spectacular, the delivery was very beautiful and I want to do my work and go home. It took me a lot to get out of there, “he acknowledged.
And if someone is an expert in these matters, it is their good friend Aleix Espargaró, whose twins Max and Mia are about to turn three years old. The Aprilia man said that “being a father changes life, it improves it in all aspects. I am very happy and I know Maverick and he will be a wonderful father and he has a fantastic wife and he will be happy. I don’t think he changes much as a driver, but as a person he calms you down inside and that will help him. Normally we share the flight, but he has postponed it to be with them more and I will see him during the weekend to congratulate him ”.
But in addition to his recently released paternity, Maverick Viñales has also addressed the sports issue and although the result for France was bad because of his bad feeling in water and mixed conditions, he stays with what was exhibited dry. “We are at a level to do beautiful things. At Le Mans I felt that the bike had great acceleration. There the bike and I were ready to win. In the dry he could have fought with Fabio (Quartararo). I got angry, I screamed, when it started to rain. I lost concentration, but the first laps were very good. It was hard to accept, but this year I feel stronger than before, “he explained.
The forecast is for dry and good weather for Friday and Saturday and on Sunday the temperature would drop by 4-5 degrees with a percentage of rain of 73% from Saturday night and throughout Sunday. “We will be ready, more prepared in the strategy, surely we will not make any mistakes”