MotoGP Austria: Vinales’ M1 ‘had no power’ at the start

Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales again suffered at the start of yesterday’s Austrian MotoGP race and he revealed the M1 had ‘no power’ when he attempted to get it off the line.

Vinales qualified in 11th place and could only finish in 12th at the Red Bull Ring while team-mate Valentino Rossi salvaged sixth from a 14th-place start.

“I didn’t have any new problems, but we do have issues on the bike, especially at the start, when the bike didn’t have any power. It’s something I don’t understand, because we worked quite well the last two weekends to make good starts and here it was impossible. We’ll be focusing on Silverstone and will try to forget this weekend,” said Vinales.

“We need to improve the set-up and become more competitive. Because we still have many races ahead of us this year. We need good results. It is impossible to enjoy the races in this way. That will not do. I can not enjoy it when I find myself in 12th place.”“

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