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Vinales: "Yamaha promised I'd win, not fight satellite Ducatis"

Maverick Vinales has urged Yamaha to live up to its promise of providing him a winning MotoGP bike after his low-key run to eighth in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. The Spaniard, who has now gone more than a year since his last victory, slumped from a third to 11th on the opening lap at Mugello and was only able to recover to eighth. Vinales spent most of the race fighting Alvaro Bautista's Nieto Ducati, complaining of a chronic lack of front-end grip on his works Yamaha despite having "good rhythm" in practice and qualifying just 0.096s behind polesitting teammate Valentino Rossi. After describing the feeling with his works M1 during the Mugello race as "horrible",...
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