Viñales: ‘I want the Yamaha to let me ride more on gas’

Among the news of his future paternity (together with his new wife Raquel they expect a girl, Nina) and that in this Losail test he has decided to act as a cover focused on himself and his piloting Maverick Viñales He cannot hide that he is in a good personal and professional moment and transmits it in the telematic press conferences from Losail. “We have to be calm, follow a plan and throughout the year set a direction and be faithful and trust in the potential. I am happy because we have been working well, not only testing things but also working on the electronics and the riding style, being focused on getting the result on race day “

“I could have been higher but I preferred to focus on the right things and take a leap in the next test, there are many things to test and to see if something turns out positive,” he said at the end of the first of the two tests in Qatar.

HOW ABOUT THE COEXISTENCE WITH QUARTARARO

“We have not had much time because we have gone to the pinion and to see if these days as we have the beach nearby, we comment on how it has gone, its feelings which is also important”

IF PATERNITY MAKES YOU LOSE TENTH

“To me? If I’m crazy (laughs), I don’t believe it, it’s more to look for more, I’ve gone to the ground in turn 2. I have a great life, things go smoothly and when the bike goes as I am today really happy to try new things that have satisfied me and in the next one we will focus more on a time attack “

LESS TESTING AND MORE ON ITSELF

“It is a matter of planning, you have many things to test and each rider is different, I am happy because I have had time to dedicate myself to myself and I am happy with how Yamaha has worked, it has done a great job this winter and now to collect the information and be better in the next test “

DRIVE MORE WITH GAS

“Today we have changed electronics and let me ride more with gas and electronics are not always working and we have to explore it. For a long time I wanted to try certain things and I liked it and let’s see if in the next test we can also dedicate half a day to get things out of the driving “

THE LAST AT TOP SPEED

“You have to try to focus on acceleration, 1-2 km / h are more welcome. You have to scratch all over the place “

“Yesterday I tried to follow a Ducati and a Honda and on the straight we weren’t going to pass, but there are curves where they can pass and you have to practice it, on 6 and 7. It is important to have good traction because that way we can overtake. In fast curves we are always fast. On the straight we already know that we can’t do anything and we have to find our lives to overtake at other points, which can be done ”