As made official in recent days, Maverick Vinales will ride for the first time on the RS-GP of theAprilia already at the end of the month, during the private tests in Misano, scheduled for 31 August and 1 September. Clearly the Aprilia world is in turmoil for the possibility of seeing the Spaniard on the track in a race weekend already from the Aragon stage, but the management of Noale wants to curb the enthusiasm and take one step at a time, so as not to burden Vinales too much pressure. . During an interview given to Sky, Massimo Rivola explained the team’s desire to create a perfect bike based on the rider’s needs.
Massimo Rivola (Aprilia CEO): “Obviously Maverick is an incredible opportunity. We want him to go on track immediately, because if we can anticipate something in view of 2022 it would be ideal to take advantage of all his suggestions. Sew the bike on him is our goal. Let’s take the test, see how it goes and we don’t want to rush the times to make his debut in the race because he has to feel at ease. But it is obvious that the goal is to see him in the race as soon as he feels ready. Aragon? Why not, but let’s think about Misano first. After Misano we think.
Manage Vinales? Talking about managing others is impossible. The most important thing – personally – is to get to know Maverick. Understanding what he needs to feel comfortable. Each of us has our own balance and we need to find that balance to feel good. You have to get to know each other and try to sew the bike and the team and family and friends on him. I think it’s all a whole, I don’t think it’s just a factor. Obviously the bike has to be competitive and we have to find horses. Especially for such a crystalline talent, human management will probably be a very important factor. “
FP | Stefano Ollanu
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