Maverick Viñales completed an intense triathlon in Austria on Sunday. A ‘different training’ towards the Misano GP.
By Diane Tamantini di Corsedimoto
Aprilia aims for a quick redemption after a more complex Austrian GP than expected. Maverick Vinales stopped in particular on two consecutive podiums, but is determined to restart immediately so as not to “lose the pace”. Waiting Misano, however, he faced another challenge: he completed the IRONMAN 70.3 held on Sunday, August 28 in Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria. A variant of the triathlon, as there are 1.9 km of swimming, 90 km of cycling and 21.1 km of running (a half marathon). A rather high discipline, that one Vinales brilliantly completed, greeted on arrival by his wife Raquel and daughter Nina.
It’s the best way to get away from a Grand Prix that doesn’t quite live up to expectations. Indeed, Maverick Vinales he would have liked to close the circle, given his collaboration with Yamaha it stopped abruptly at the Red Bull Ring. A mistake in the choice of tires, immediately admitted by the same driver, however, created some more problems, preventing him from doing better than 13th place.
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But it is already time to move on. Meeting place Misanosecond home leg of theAprilia after Mugello. The common determination is clearly to raise your head immediately, to continue the thread of an already stellar season. The announcement of the future RNF satellite team will also come, with Miguel Oliveira – Raul Fernandez as a training planned in 2023.
However, we are not talking about a circuit where Viñales shows many important results. In fact, there were actually only three in all the Spanish world years. To start with the only podium obtained in 2013 in Moto3following of a first podium in 2019 in MotoGP. The third and last important result is also the most important, namely triumph in 2020, on the occasion of the first GP of Emilia-Romagna, exceptionally inserted in a season conditioned by the pandemic. What if Vinales managed to do the trick, thus disturbing the expected Bagnaia And Quartararo ? We remind you that the appointment with history, missed in Austria, is still possible: either to be the only MotoGP rider to have materialized with three different brands.