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Yamaha's Vinales 'lost the way' in Barcelona MotoGP setup choices

Maverick Vinales says he "lost the way" in setting up his Yamaha for the Catalan Grand Prix weekend, which contributed to his lowly ninth-place finish in Sunday's MotoGP race. The Yamaha rider had strong race pace throughout practice and was expected to challenge for victory on Sunday, but got swamped on the run to Turn 1 due to the M1's lack of acceleration. As a result, Vinales was 16th at the end of the first lap and ended up just "cruising" for the first 16 laps as he could not overtake the Aprilia of Aleix Espargaro or LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow. He eventually got past both with a "crazy move" and recovered to ninth, but feels he tried "too much"...
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