Viñales arrives at Misano for first Aprilia test
Tuesday 31st August, 2021 - 12:50pm
Maverick Viñales has taken to social media to show himself onboard the first Aprilia which he will test, at Misano.
Viñales’ Instagram story shows the Spaniard sitting on an RS-GP emblazoned with his #12 on the fairing, barely more than a fortnight after he was suspended by Yamaha for attempting to damage one of its engines in the Michelin Grand Prix of Styria.
A termination of the contract between Yamaha and Viñales paved the way for him to make an even earlier switch to Aprilia, and thus the two-day test which begins this evening (AEST).
The Iwata manufacturer is likely to itself make an early appointment due to the fallout from Viñales’ tantrum.
That would unfold at the San Marino Grand Prix, which will be held at Misano on September 17-19, while the next round is the Aragon Grand Prix on the weekend prior.