Team boss Jarvis ‘We’re quite happy’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

Yamaha Mo­togp chief Lin Jarvis has told MCN that while he knew Mav­er­ick Viñales had po­ten­tial – even he hadn’t ex­pected such stun­ning form so soon.

“For sure it was a pos­si­bil­ity that he could be a chal­lenger – you could see last year that he had tal­ent, he had age on his side, and he had two years of ex­pe­ri­ence on his side. But did I think he could win the first two races? No, not re­ally! But he proved to ev­ery­one that he’s got what it takes, and we’re quite happy!”

And while Viñales’ per­for­mance might have been im­pres­sive in it­self, it topped off an al­most-per­fect week­end for the man­u­fac­turer, tak­ing max points in team and con­struc­tors’ awards and see­ing rook­ies Jo­hann Zarco and Jonas Fol­ger fin­ish in­side the top six in only their sec­ond race – some­thing Jarvis puts down to the M1: “It doesn’t have any­thing vi­cious about it, it doesn’t have any sur­prises and it won’t catch you out.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.