Maverick Viñales will begin his first race as an Aprilia rider from 19th on the grid this Sunday at Motorland Aragón, having discovered a second in his lap time this Saturday in comparison with Friday. With Aprilia having fully totally different mechanics from the Yamaha he rode from 2017 till this summer season, Viñales discovered that his normal driving fashion didn’t go well with the RS-GP in any respect.
“I’ve to say that after I did the time assault, I did not assume an excessive amount of and simply stored doing the identical as earlier than, and it was completely unhealthy.”, solutions the Spaniard when Motorsport.com asks him if his driving fashion fits the Aprilia higher than the Yamaha on this train. “I am simply coming into the corners too quick and I’ve to do the clock otherwise. It is good for the tempo [de course], actually, however not for the time assault. “
“So I’ve to reset my thoughts, I’ve to do extra laps to determine easy methods to do good qualifiers right here [chez Aprilia]. General we’re fairly glad as we consider now we have lots of headroom [d’amélioration] and that is a very powerful. It’s important to perceive the bike, I nonetheless want lots of laps. In fact, it isn’t the simplest monitor to start out, but it surely was good as a result of we all know the fact, and the fact is that I’ve to work lots on the fashion of driving and on the understanding. of bike.”
“At this time was the primary time I examined laborious tires in, I do not know, possibly three years, and it was optimistic. It means all the pieces is totally different. So I’ve to study. and that I proceed to work. “
Pointing to the components of the bike that already stand out for him, Viñales hails the acceleration of the RS-GP however admits that he has but to determine how the V4-powered Aprilia’s torque is launched in addition to how this brakes. final.
“What I like about this bike is that the acceleration is absolutely good. I imply, the development of the engine. I simply have to know the torque as a result of it is totally different, clearly. very totally different and I would like to know that as a result of it behaves a method in a curve and the opposite manner out of a flip, so I must get used to it to get the utmost efficiency from the acceleration.”
“However what I additionally like is that I might use the laborious tire [à l’avant] and it gave me lots of suggestions on laborious braking. That is one thing I used to be not used to, I used to be used to all the time driving with the [tendre], with a little bit feeling of instability. Utilizing the laborious provides good stability, it’s one thing nice. I additionally must work on braking. I feel that is the realm that has modified, way more than the remaining “, he concludes.No Video(s) Found