Minutes before the Netherlands Grand Prix from MotoGP, a loud rumor shook the entire paddock: Maverick Viñales He would leave Yamaha after the notable bad relationship between the rider and the team’s managers. However, the pilot himself had assured that it was not yet something that was 100% certain. This Monday, 24 hours after his words, the departure of the Spanish was made official.
This Monday afternoon it was made official that Maverick Viñales will leave Yamaha at the end of the season, to join another team. Although there is nothing that indicates the team that the Spaniard will land on, all rumors suggest that Aprilia it will be your destiny. The request for termination of the contract between both parties was requested by Viñales himself, who was tired by the poor results obtained in the season.
A few days ago, Viñales had rated the performance of Yamaha on his bike as a ‘disgrace’ and that the engineers were disrespecting him. Unlike his teammate, Fabio Quartararo, the Spaniard could never find the ideal set-up to fight for victories. Through a statement, Yamaha and Viñales ended a five-year relationship.
“With sadness we will say goodbye to Maverick at the end of the year. We are in the middle of our fifth season together and over the years we have achieved many highs. After the German Grand Prix, which was the most difficult weekend of our association, we had important discussions in Assen and came to the conclusion that it would be in the interest of both parties to go their separate ways in the future, “he said. Lin jarvis, director of Yamaha.
For his part, Viñales assured that he will seek to end the season in the best way. “This partnership has been very important to me for the past five years and it was a difficult decision to make. In these seasons together, we experienced great achievements and difficult times. However, the underlying feeling is one of mutual respect and appreciation. I am totally committed and I will strive to achieve the best results during the rest of the season ”, confirms the Spaniard, according to the Motosan.es media.
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