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Vinales: Aprilia hasn’t mentioned group orders for Silverstone MotoGP race

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Vinales was the quickest of the Aprilias in qualifying at Silverstone after placing his RS-GP second on the grid.

Teammate Espargaro certified sixth, having hurt his right foot in a 115mph crash in FP4.

The Spaniard enters the weekend simply 21 factors off championship chief Fabio Quartararowho has to serve a long lap penalty in the race – because the marketing campaign enters its second half.

Vinales has spoken beforehand a few willingness to assist Espargaro on monitor if he can, however insists no group orders have been talked about for Sunday’s race inside Aprilia.

“Properly, one of the best ways to assist is to remain in entrance,” he replied when requested how he may assist his teammate within the race. “At Aprilia we didn’t discuss nothing, however on the finish it’s a query of being within the place the place I might help Aleix.

“However on my thoughts proper now could be the best way I need run the race, making an attempt to take the primary locations and push very onerous as a result of in MotoGP proper now the primary 10 laps decides the race.

“So, I wish to be there battling. I’m very centered on my job in these final races. We’re getting sooner.”

Maverick Vinales, Aprilia Racing Team

Maverick Vinales, Aprilia Racing Staff

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Vinales’ second in qualifying at Silverstone marks his finest Saturday results of the 12 months and continues on the progress he made on the final spherical in Holland when he scored his first podium as an Aprilia rider.

Lacking pole by simply zero.098s, having typically struggled for one-lap tempo on the RS-GP this 12 months, Vinales admits “it’s a very long time since I’ve had this sense” to have the ability to push onerous in qualifying.

“Properly, I’m truly actually joyful and actually happy in regards to the work,” the previous Yamaha rider continued. “All this weekend, every part got here much more naturally on the bike and that is what we’ve been on the lookout for.

“I imply, the qualifying was good, I pushed on the utmost and it’s a really good feeling. It’s a very long time since I’ve had this sense to push and it’s improbable.

“Tomorrow is race day and we’re ready. That is what we’re going by means of at Aprilia, we’re trying ahead to being in entrance and to battle for the primary locations. Tomorrow we’ve got the chance to do that.”

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