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Viñales: ‘One of the main problems was top speed – I couldn't pass anyone'

Factory Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales has said that he struggled during Sunday's Catalan GP, namely with out-right speed which meant that the Spaniard 'couldn't pass anyone.' Viñales said: 'One of the main problems today was the top speed – I couldn't pass anyone, especially over the first 15 or 16 laps. I was just riding around.' The number 12 rider was able to bag a 9th-place finish on his speed-restrained Yamaha M1, having started the event from 5th on the grid, meaning he dropped four places during the 24-lap race. The second-row start was also not what Viñales had hoped for as it put him amongst the Suzukis and Ducatis, both of which had better off-the-line pace than the...
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