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MotoGP Aragon: Vinales confident over prospects

'We arrive here with a positive feeling - the victory at Silverstone gave us an extra injection of confidence' - Maverick Vinales.
Maverick Vinales remains high on confidence heading into this weekend's MotoGP round at Motorland Aragon.

The Ecstar Suzuki rider clinched his maiden premier class win at Silverstone earlier this month and followed it up with a solid fifth last time out at Misano.

Vinales has made excellent progress with the GSX-RR and is eager to maintain his strong run of form this weekend.

“The Motorland circuit is a very interesting one, it has a variety of areas that make it a demanding but fun layout. We arrive here with a positive feeling - the victory at Silverstone gave us an extra injection of confidence and in Misano we did the best we could considering the conditions.

“Also, Aragon is tricky regarding the weather,” said Vinales. “It could be cold or extremely hot. Some races ago we were more worried about hot temperatures, but after Misano we can approach this with more confidence as we finally proved we can be competitive in high temperatures and that was one of the things we were worried about previously.”

In contrast, his team-mate Aleix Espargaro feels he needs to make another step forward with the Suzuki to enable him to raise his level.

“Unfortunately in Misano I made the wrong choice of the tyre and this resulted in a bad race, but we had many positives from the work we've done. The machine has improved a lot and in many situations I feel really comfortable now,” Espargaro said.

“We are doing a good job and if we manage to make a further step we can be really competitive. Aragon will be important because it's the last one before the three back-to-back races, and the circuit is a nice one.

“It is a mix of the most famous parts of many other circuits and this makes it very enjoyable to ride,” he added.

“Also, our machine is improving in performance and effectiveness so I hope we can enjoy more positive results.”


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