As his relationship with Yamaha deteriorated over a troublesome 2021 season, the Japanese marque introduced on June 28 that Vinales – upon his request – had terminated his two-year contract a season early and can go away the squad he has raced with since 2017 on the finish of 2021.
As hypothesis over the Assen weekend started to mount that Vinales would take up a seat at Aprilia, no announcement has been forthcoming from the Italian marque – although it has expressed curiosity.
Talking to pick out media on Tuesday at a Barcelona monitor day that includes a variety of MotoGP riders, Vinales says there was no motion on his 2022 future.
“It’s at a standstill,” Vinales mentioned when requested about his 2022 scenario.
“Now I need to take pleasure in my holidays as a result of the primary half of the season has been fairly laborious and I need to take pleasure in [with] my household.
“I’ve nothing with anybody. I need to take it straightforward and we’ll see what occurs in 2022.”
The 2021 Aprilia is the very best bike the marque has constructed within the trendy MotoGP period, with Aleix Espargaro a daily prime six finisher up to now this season and edging nearer to the rostrum.
When it was put to him that the Aprilia choice was stunning given it’s not on the identical race-winning stage because the Yamaha, Vinales added: “With Aleix they’re enhancing lots and it’s clear he’s using nicely. Once I’ve been following him, I couldn’t draw conclusions.”
Vinales has mentioned his main purpose for quitting Yamaha is as a result of he has been unable to provide his most on the bike.
This stays his key focus for no matter his future transfer can be and hasn’t dominated out taking a sabbatical if he can’t discover that in 2022.
“Nicely, it is clear that it would not be the very best factor to do, as a result of you must compete,” he mentioned.
“Crucial factor is to compete, but when I am not relaxed and I do not take pleasure in myself… what frustrates me essentially the most is that I can not give my 100%, and if I can not give it I favor to remain at house and luxuriate in life.
“Ultimately, all the things goes by in a short time and on this world we reside in, 10 years fly by and you do not take pleasure in them.
“Proper now, as we had been working, I did not take pleasure in something on the circuits.
“On this second a part of the season I need to change that dynamic, take pleasure in and provides the utmost.
“For me nothing adjustments, I’ll give all the things I’ve and in the event that they make me strive issues, I’ll strive them and I’ll give them the precise info, I can be an expert as I ought to be.”