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Stay in positive mode Maverick Viñales in your first steps with the Aprilia. The result is still not what he wants, because he has qualified 19th


Stay in positive mode Maverick Viñales in your first steps with the Aprilia. The result is still not what he wants, because he has qualified 19th for the Aragon GP grid, but he is left with an improvement of a second and a half compared to the previous day.

– Balance of the day?

-The balance has been positive. I have improved a lot, more than a second and a half compared to yesterday (1.4 compared to FP1 and a second compared to FP2). That is what you have to take into account. You have to go little by little, step by step. Everyone is going very fast and it makes it more difficult to be there, but little by little we are reducing the distance, and that is essential.

– Are you worried about what could be put together if you coincide with Quartararo in the race and go to the ground together, either here or in any of the remaining ones?

– Really, I have not considered it. We are in another moment, in that of learning and gaining experience. If the time comes to fight there, then great, but for the moment we are thinking about doing kilometers and understanding the bike, because I still have a lot of kilometers to go.

– If the case came this year, would you fight him as equals?

-Yes, of course, as equals. When you go out on the track, you give it your all.

-How was your first qualifying with the Aprilia? Is it a motorcycle more for races or Saturdays?

-It is difficult to have an assessment right now because I need to understand the bike to push it to the limit. I need more laps. I can’t tell now if it’s racing or Saturday. I don’t know yet where the strong point of this bike is because I still don’t understand it. I need a little more laps.

-Have you liked the potential it has for qualifications?

-Yes, but I still need to look for that cornering and then I lost a lot in acceleration. I had no room on the circuit to accelerate. I have to do some interior work to change all that, but I liked the bike. It works well. I am the one who has to adapt to it.