The weekend of Maverick Viñales It seems to be one of the worst of his sports career. The Spaniard arrived in Valencia with the possibility of getting fully into the fight for the championship of MotoGP, and it seems that he will leave empty-handed, if a miracle does not happen. After the sanctions of this Friday, a test of prevention of COVID-19, which finally tested negative.
In Sunday’s race, Viñales will have to start from pit road, after uncorking the sixth engine of the season. By regulation, pilots are given five components to use. This is an extraordinary measure to avoid unnecessary expenses in the face of the pandemic and the economic crisis that the category and the teams are experiencing.
After the two free practice sessions on Friday, it was confirmed that a mechanic from the Yamaha, precisely from Viñales, tested positive for COVID-19. This set off the alarms throughout the paddock and it was decided to isolate some members of the Spanish technical team. In addition, the pilot himself decided to test himself for the possibility of being infected
During this Friday’s press conference organized by MotoGP, Viñales clarified that he is fine and that he is negative. «I have had a PCR this morning. I came here with a negative. I think I am still negative because I have no symptoms. But a boy from our team has tested positive. I don’t know the procedure. Anything can happen. I’m trying to be cautious and not hang out with anyone, “he said.
The penalty on Yamaha
On the other hand, Viñales expressed his opinion of the sanction received from Yamaha this Friday by the FIM. I’m not really aware. The team has tried to keep me off of that news. In the end, we did not decide, I have not decided. I came to Valencia and I have come across this. I have no idea. This is beyond us. I don’t have the power to say ‘take my points away or don’t take them away from me’ », declared the Spaniard.