Monster Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales is still searching for the sweet spot with his 2019 M1 and hopes to find it at his home MotoGP round in Catalunya.
Vinales has basically relinquished all hopes of the securing a world title this season but is targeting a podium at the Barcelona track.
“I can’t wait to be at my home GP. Montmeló is a very special track for me, it’s a circuit that I really like and enjoy. There I can feel all the support of my fans, it has an amazing atmosphere,” said Vinales.
“I hope that I can respond with a good result, and why not with a podium? That’s always our goal. Mugello was a very difficult race because it was very physically demanding.
“We have to keep working hard to be able to find the sweet spot of the bike, so we’ll be able to continue fighting to be towards the top of the standings.”
Vinales has previously achieved four consecutive podium finishes there in the lower classes, with a second place in 125cc (2011), a first and third place in the Moto3 championship (2012 and 2013 respectively), and a second position in Moto2 (2014). He is yet to climb onto the MotoGP rostrum in Barcelona.