Maverick Vinales will start alongside team-mate Fabio Quartararo during tomorrow’s fifth MotoGP race of 2021 at Le Mans as he claimed second in Q2. 

Qualifying for tomorrow’s race was certainly a spectacle not to be missed, as what seemed to be minute-by-minute changes to the grip levels led to a flurry of fast laps as the checkered flag came out. 

One of those to significantly jump up the order was Vinales who momentarily took top spot away from Marc Marquez, before Quartararo pipped him by less than a tenth. 

Talking about the conditions, Vinales said: "It was hard, really hard because with one lap to go before the end of the session it was spitting in some places on the track ,so it was really difficult, 

"But anyway, we finish on P2 which is our main objective to be in the front row and we are ready for tomorrow. 

"We have a good speed. In FP2 I had a good rhythm with used tyres and we can see we have a good potential. 

"On wet I felt good all the way. Today I struggled a little bit more but I think we know why and yesterday I felt really good. We will try to keep the concentration and try to start very fast." 

Going into the weekend, Vinales admitted his and the team’s ‘way of working’, needed to improve along with doing things ‘faster’ than at present.

But with the tricky conditions at the Circuit de la Sarthe, the 26 year-old believes this will be tested at upcoming races.

"Actually with this weekend and the tricky conditions it’s been difficult to do it. We didn’t change too much the bike and just try to adapt to the condition," added Vinales.

"It’s something we need to live with for the next Grand Prix’. Still we need to improve on the setting, the base setting and the balance of the bike. 

"So it’s something we need to work on for the next Grand Prix’, because I think for tomorrow is a little bit risky."