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Vinales to start MotoGP European GP from pitlane with extra engine

Maverick Vinales' title hopes have been dealt a blow as he will have to start the MotoGP European Grand Prix from pitlane after Yamaha had to exceed his engine allocation. Vinales admitted on Thursday he had to limit his practice mileage at Aragon over engine life fears, and has had to do the same this weekend at Valencia. The Spaniard had an engine withdrawn from his allocation of five for the season after the Spanish GP due to reliability concerns, following a failure in the first Jerez race for team-mate Valentino Rossi. Vinales had unsealed all of his allocated engines by the Andalusian GP, and since the San Marino round has been exclusively using just his fourth and fifth units. With...
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