13 - 10 - 2014
Viñales gets second place at the Japanese Grand Prix
Maverick added his seventh podium of the season at Motegi
The pilot of the Paginas Amarillas HP 40, Maverick Viñales has achieved second place in the Japanese Grand Prix which was played this morning Spanish time at Motegi. Viñales started from the second row of the grid after winning the fourth fastest time in the qualifying session yesterday disputed Japanese track. The pupil of Sito Pons, who took the win in the last round match at the Motorland circuit, where he also won the title mathematically rookie of the year, the victory was marked as a target for this race. After a good start, Maverick has been placed after the Frenchman Johan Zarco who was second and tried to follow the Swiss Luthi imposing a strong pace from the start, thanks to which has managed to open a gap to the chasing pack. When Viñales has shed Zarco, the difference Luthi was just over two seconds. At that time the objective of the pilot of Yellow Pages HP 40 was to reach Luthi to bid for that would have meant a second successive victory. Viñales has begun to spin faster, improving the pace of training in second half. After several fastest laps (Maverick has broken the record of the circuit), the pupil of Sito Pons has reduced the distance Luthi until seven tenths, but by then there were only two laps and Viñales has not had time to overtake the Swiss who has made victory. Maverick and get the seventh podium of the season and mathematically secures third in the championship, when GGPP still three remaining. His partner in the Yellow Pages HP 40, the Spaniard Luis Salom, has had a more difficult race. Started from the twenty-fifth position, and has been immersed in a large group for much of the race that has prevented him from bowling fast. Gradually Salom has been shedding several rivals and has been climbing to finish in fifteenth place and adding one more point to his locker. 2nd MAVERICK VIÑALES "It was a good weekend. In the race we were quick, we've broken the record for the track, but it was not enough to win. It took me overtake Zarco and when I have done Luthi had gone. I think there has been the key to the race. I have concentrated their best to try to catch him but I have not succeeded. Thomas has done a good race and deserved the victory. In Australia it has always gone well, I'm in good shape, the team is doing a great job there and they accumulate several victories so our goal for the weekend is again fighting to win the race. " LUIS 15th SALOM "It was a difficult race. When you go that far back in this category is very difficult. I've been slowly going up and picking up my pace. We eventually managed to get into the points. I'm not entirely happy but we are gradually taking more feeling with the bike and can not wait to get to Australia to continue working and improving. "