The Spaniard’s 15-year-old cousin Dean Berta Vinales tragically died following a horror incident through the opening race of the Jerez spherical of the World Supersport 300 Championship – a feeder class in World Superbikes.
With not even per week passing because the accident, nine-time MotoGP race winner Vinales has elected to skip this weekend’s 15th spherical of the 2021 season in Texas.
Aprilia says it affords its “unconditional assist” in Vinales’ choice to not race.
A short assertion from the workforce learn: “Maverick Vinales won’t be on the beginning grid for the GP of the Americas scheduled this weekend on the circuit in Austin, Texas.
“Lower than per week has handed because the accident involving Dean Berta Vinales, Maverick’s younger cousin, which isn’t sufficient time to regain the serenity wanted to race.
“Maverick, with the complete and unconditional assist of Aprilia Racing, has subsequently determined to take a break on his journey of attending to know the bike and workforce from Noale.
“The complete Aprilia Racing household helps this choice and stands with Maverick and his family members.
“There might be different occasions and different rounds to renew the promising journey begun collectively. A journey that should be totally respectful of the folks concerned and their emotions.”
At this stage, it isn’t recognized when Vinales will return to motion.
Dean Berta Vinales
Photograph by: Dorna
This weekend’s Grand Prix of the Americas would have been his third official outing with Aprilia, having joined the marque at Aragon following his sudden departure from Yamaha in August.
He scored factors on the San Marino GP in 13th and managed to qualify 10th, displaying main indicators of progress in adapting to the RS-GP.
Forward of final Sunday’s WSBK motion at Jerez, a minute of silence was held on the grid for all the paddock to pay tribute to the late Dean Berta Vinales.
Tragically, Vinales is the third teenager to have died in 2021 throughout worldwide bike racing occasions, with 14-year-old Hugo Milan killed in a crash in a European Expertise Cup race at Aragon in July and 19-year-old Moto3 World Championship rider Jason Dupasquier passing away in Might after a severe incident at Mugello.
Aprilia has not stated if it can area check rider Lorenzo Savadori in Vinales’ place this weekend in America.