Vinales made his debut at Aprilia on Friday and finished as 20th overall. Apparently, he is happy with the outcome but believes he needs time to adjust to the new bike “I am still braking too early, that is the main issue, I brake early because I was used to a different riding style, but we are getting much closer,” Vinales said, as quoted by motorsport “In Misano, we got close and here I think by the days and practices we are going to get close.
“Right now, for me, the most difficult part is the braking because the acceleration is really good. “I keep controlling the slide and that is not an issue, but the braking area is where I need to get used to it because it is too different from what I was used to riding.
“Overall, it makes a difference on the lap time but I think we are going to ride, doing laps and trusting the front more than anything else”.
Aggressive corner entries with Yamaha were specific to him, just as they were to Aprilia.
Motorsport reporters wondered if that helped him in the new team “No, it is not new, I can use it, but still I don’t have a lot of trust. “After only 35 laps at this track [where] it is fast and it is hard for me to adapt quick in just 45 minutes [each session], 45 minutes and a time attack.
“This is hard, but anyway I think now we made a good FP1 and FP2 and have collected the information. “Also, on my side, we tried to improve as I think on my side we can still improve a lot”.
Vinales also explained what is the biggest problem for him at the moment, and once again stressed that it takes time to get used to “Everything is different, I need to get used to it,” he added.
“For me the most difficult part is to make the four sectors in a row, this is the most difficult part because I tried to push in one way and then the other and I keep doing mistakes during all the laps. “At this moment, I am not riding the bike at the maximum and this is important because at the end of the day we have a good ideal lap, a good rhythm and we need to keep looking on that because I think the key right now is to stay calm and keep working because we are far away from the maximum. “I think every practice we make a good job and that’s the way to improve over the weekend”.