Monster Energy Yamaha Team Rider Maverick Vinales finally won his first victory at the 2020 MotoGP at the Emilia Romagna Series, Misano Circuit last Sunday (20/09).
For information, in the 7th series race last weekend, this Spanish Rider started from Pole Position and led the race for the first five laps.
He was smoked by Francesco Bagnaia at turn 4 on lap 6, even the Pramac Racing Rider had a chance to go far leaving Vinales.
Vinales thought that at the moment his focus is only on defending 2nd position until the finish line. But luck happened on Lap 21, precisely at Turn 7.
At that time, Bagnaia made a mistake so that Vinales managed to reclaim the pole position and defend it until the finish line.
After the race, Vinales said he was very happy because finally he was able to win his first victory in the 2020 season.
“It felt so amazing, and we prepared everything well. Throughout the race, Pecco was very fast and I was very determined myself.”
“I can save the tires on the last laps, and I think I can catch Pecco. But when Pecco made a mistake, I just tried to survive, “said Vinales via MotoGP.com.
Furthermore, the Valentino Rossi tandem claimed to have had the confidence from the start to win this race. When he took the lead in the first five laps, it was according to the plan.
“I always believe in myself, because I know my potential, know what I can do. I led from the start, according to plan.”
“I went wide at Bend because I was too determined to open up margins, because Pecco was very fast. I also tried to drive smoothly, and in the end I was fast again, “he said.
Thanks to this victory, Vinales is now in 3rd place in the standings with 83 points, the same number as Fabio Quartararo’s points or only one point behind the top, Dovizioso.
The next series may be profitable for Rider 25 this year, because the race will be held at the Montmelo Circuit, Barcelona.