Monday, September 12, 2016

Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Vinales’ P1 win at MotoGP Silverstone

Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Vinales got his first podium in the considered most
prestigious motorsport in the world – the MotoGP. Vinales finished at top spot after a close fight
with his contenders at the Octo British Grand Prix in Silverstone. This win is also monumental for
Team Suzuki Ecstar which has just came back in the MotoGP tracks last year. Since then, the
team has been consistently grabbing podium finishes including Vinales’ 3rd spot finish in Le Mans
France. Team Suzuki is regaining its supremacy on the racetrack again after nearly a decade of
absence with the new machine GSX-RR.

“This victory has been really emotional, my first in MotoGP and also the first for Suzuki since
2007. I felt I was in a good condition and that here we had the potential, but until the race ends
you can never know. The team did an absolutely great job, improving the bike since the last races
and also in the whole weekend. After the first start I felt really confident and I thought I had a
margin to keep ahead, and this gave me the needed confidence to do it again after the second
start. My feeling with the machine was perfect, I tried to push hard at the beginning to take
advantage and then I just controlled the race. After the last races we felt we had the potential
and finally we proved that the job we are doing is really in the right direction,” the rider said.
Team-mate Aleix Espargaró put in a strong performance as well aboard his GSX-RR to finish in
seventh position.

1 Maverick VIÑALES - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - 39'03.559
2 Cal CRUTCHLOW - LCR Honda - 39'07.039 + 3.480
3 Valentino ROSSI - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - 39'07.622 + 4.063
4 Marc MARQUEZ - Repsol Honda Team - 39'09.551 + 5.992
5 Dani PEDROSA - Repsol Honda Team - 39'09.940 + 6.381
6 Andrea DOVIZIOSO - Ducati Team - 39'15.862 + 12.303
7 Aleix ESPARGARO - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - 39'20.231 + 16.672
8 Jorge LORENZO - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - 39'22.991 + 19.432
9 Danilo PETRUCCI - OCTO Pramac Yakhnich - 39'29.177 + 25.618
10 Alvaro BAUTISTA - Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - 39'35.643 + 32.084