Monster Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales believes that if the number of MotoGP races is to increase to 22 in two years, then the amount of testing will have to be drastically reduced.
MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta wants to add another two races to the schedule by the beginning of the 2022 season - one in Indonesia and maybe one at Portimao - as well as KymiRing in Finland which is due to host it’s first race next season.
Which is all well and good, said Vinales, but something will have to give and that will be the amount of pre-season tests.
“At least the tests have to be less. We will have more races that is right but we have to rest a little bit,” said the Spaniard.
“Race, race, race, race and then the body doesn’t rest so it is always difficult. I like to race a lot so for me more races are okay but less testing will be good.
“It will be the same for everyone so we have to deal with it, we have to deal with it and we have to learn. If we have to make quick changes in races then we need to deal with those changes.
“But anyway, with six days of testing it is a lot of laps. If you do nearly 60 per day that is a lot, if you make a good plan then you can work really hard.”