Yamaha Rider Maverick Vinales looks at Thailand MotoGP positively. Vinales believes he can be more competitive given his success on the podium in 2018.
After finishing third in England and San Marino, Vinales failed to continue the top three trends in Aragon after finishing fourth. Despite starting from third place, Vinales finished the race with a difference of 5.8 seconds from race winner Marc Marquez.
The second edition of the Thailand MotoGP will take place at the Buriram Circuit on Sunday (6/10/2019). Last year, Vinales appeared competitive after riding the third podium after only 0.27 seconds adrift of Marquez, who ruled the race.
Vinales expects similar results this weekend. “At Aragon, we found a way to be tough in the early rounds of the race and that was important to me,” Vinales said .
“From rounds 1 through 15 where I experienced a lot of difficulties at the start of this season, so we must bring this progress to Buriram,” continued the 24-year-old Spaniard.
“We came in very good form and we feel positive because last year I had a good race. The Chang circuit was very demanding because of the high temperature but I think it is the track that suits us, and also the tires work very well in there.”
“We have a very good atmosphere in the team, and we are doing a good job. I hope to be more competitive in Thailand than the previous series and be closer to the best riders,” added Vinales.