Maverick Vinales, who secure the maiden victory at British MotoGP with Suzuki, following the top podium finish he reveals that no disappointment over his decision to move to Yamaha for 2017 after snaring Suzuki’s first MotoGP win in a decade.
“Honestly I didn’t change my mind. When I make a decision I go 100 per cent,” he said.
Vinales dominated all the British Grand Prix almost from start to finish, moving to the lead in the early laps and pulling away from all of his pursuers.
The victory ends a nine-year drought for Suzuki, dating back to Chris Vermeulen’s win in the 2007 French Grand Prix.
“I didn’t think this year I could do it, I thought next year to try to do it,” he said.
“Honestly, I’m so happy for the team. They deserve it, they work so hard and to do it before I leave Suzuki is one of the best things that I could give to them.”
Vinales said the victory is just reward for the strides the team has made in the bike’s set up in recent races.
“We worked so hard on Friday to have one bike that would conserve the tyres to the end. Also in Brno we did one step towards that way,” he said.
“Today I was feeling great riding the bike, I was so confident with the front I was not using so much the gas like in other races.
“I need to say again thanks to the team because they did really good job and also really good strategy on the electronics. Honestly the bike was keeping really good the tyre.
“I hope it can continue, even when the ground is hot.”