Motegi.- The Aprilia rider did his job, finishing ahead of the World Championship leader, Fabio Quartararo, a situation that, however, his brand mate, Aleix Espargaró, could not take advantage of, who was seriously affected by the error of a Aprilia technician, which condemned him not to score points in Motegi, the first time this has happened to him this season.
"Playing you a World Cup… Today Aleix could have recovered many points. If he were in his place I would be very angry, logical", exclaimed Maverick Viñales at the end of the race, once informed of the problem that Espargaró had.
"You can't make those mistakes playing a World Cup. Of course the mistake is understandable because we all make mistakes, but those mistakes cost you the title," said the Catalan.
Although Maverick did his thing, he was not happy with the result of the race or the performance he exhibited.
"I had no rhythm, it cost me a lot and I had no grip behind," he lamented.
"It was very difficult for me to stop the bike. We were not brave in choosing the tire (it was with the medium specification instead of the soft one). It was a very rare race, a weekend like a lottery," argued the accumulation of situations .
With Aleix out of the contest from the first lap, Maverick went out to fully pursue his race, but he was not happy.
"Personally I focused on what lay ahead, on not making a mistake. In the end I finished seventh, which is not a good result," clarified the boy from Roses.