As his relationship with Yamaha deteriorated over a tricky 2021 season, the Japanese marque introduced on 28 June that Vinales – upon his request – had terminated his two-year contract a season early and can leave the squad he has raced with since 2017 at the end of 2021.
As speculation over the Assen weekend began 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 media on Tuesday at a Barcelona observe day that includes plenty 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 arduous and I need to take pleasure in 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 most effective bike the marque has constructed within the trendy MotoGP period, with Aleix Espargaro a daily prime six finisher to date this season and has been edging nearer to the rostrum.
When it was put to him that the Aprilia choice was shocking given it’s not on the identical race-winning stage because the Yamaha, Vinales added: “With Aleix they’re bettering lots and it’s clear he’s using properly.
“After I’ve been following him, I couldn’t draw conclusions.”
Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing Crew Gresini, Maverick Vinales, Yamaha Manufacturing unit Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Vinales has mentioned his main purpose for quitting Yamaha is as a result of he has been unable to offer 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.
“Effectively, it is clear that it would not be the most effective factor to do, as a result of it’s a must to compete,” he mentioned.
“An important factor is to compete, but when I am not comfy and I do not take pleasure in myself… what frustrates me probably the most is that I can not give my 100%, and if I can not give it I desire to remain at dwelling and luxuriate in life.
“Ultimately, all the pieces 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 modifications, I’ll give all the pieces I’ve and in the event that they make me attempt issues, I’ll attempt them and I’ll give them the proper data, I can be an expert as I must be.”