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MotoGP Austin: Vinales ‘starting to understand' the 2018 Yamaha

Maverick Vinales believes he and his team are finally beginning to understand what it will take to make the 2018 Yamaha M1 into a race-winning bike after taking second in yesterday’s Austin MotoGP. The Spaniard had no answer for winner Marc Marquez but showed the rest of the field - including team-mate Valentino Rossi on the same compound of Michelins - a clean pair of heels to bounce up the points table using less electronic assistance on the new M1. “We start to understand how to go fast on this 2018 Yamaha bike. But I’m actually really happy. Today I think was the maximum we could do. I’m happy. I can’t wait to be in Jerez. I think it’s a track that fits quite well for our...
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