10 - 20 - 2014
Viñales gets third win of the season at Phillip Island
Maverick Exhibition in Australia; Salom overcomes pain to finish the GP
The newly proclaimed mathematically "rookie of the year" Maverick Viñales was imposed after an uphill fight in the GP of Australia that has taken place this morning Spanish time at Phillip Island. Viñales started from the second row of the grid after winning the fourth fastest time in the qualifying session played in yesterday. soon as the lights go off, the pupil of Sito Pons has gone in search of victory. on this occasion, Viñales has gained two positions in the first round and has stuck to Finn Mika Kallio who was leading the race to complete the first lap. immediately has formed a group of six riders who have excelled the other participants. Viñales decided then stay in the top three of this group of six to be attentive to any driver who tried to escape from the rest. Thereafter the pilot of Yellow Pages HP 40 has waited until they were past returns, while they were changing the positions of the occupants of this sextet led the Grand Prix. With nine laps ahead of Kallio Maverick has to be placed in first position and start imposing their rhythm. Gradually it has been marching to face their pursuers the last lap of the race with a distance of nine-tenths of the second, and so get the third win of the season. With this result Viñales is a little closer to second place in the championship and reduces the distance Kallio twenty points with two races. On the other side of the box of Yellow Pages HP 40, the Spaniard Luis Salom has been more difficult. Salom began badly this weekend, suffering a sharp decline in the early stages of the first session on Friday. Luis took a nasty blow to the left shoulder being damaged ligaments. Salom has had to overcome the pain to finish the race and get a meritorious eighteenth position taking into account the physical conditions in which he found himself. 1 MAVERICK VIÑALES "It was a fun race. There has been fighting between the six who were in the front group and reminded me a little of what we had last year in moto3. We are in a very good form. I feel very strong, the team is doing a phenomenal job and are giving me a great bike. We have come a little closer to Kallio and now the goal is to win in both races remaining before the season is over. " LUIS 17th SALOM "The first laps were difficult. Then I started to coer a decent pace. He was ahead of pilots wearing front and then I went back out on track, I lost more than two seconds that lap and I had to go back again. When I passed all of my group I tried to catch a driver who saw before him. I finished seventeenth and the result does not reflect the race, but I hope for a good race in Malaysia and have there shoulder recovered ".