Viñales and Yamaha: Kings of Qatar again

“We are back.” Those were the rousing words of Maverick Viañles (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) straight after he performed arguably his best premier class performance to date to claim victory at the 2021 Barwa Grand Prix of Qatar. But what happened next proved that Yamaha and Viñales have turned a corner. So for Viñales to then pick each rider in front of him off, not look uncomfortable doing so, and going on to win the race in commanding fashion was simply stunning. Yamaha’s game, and the victories we’ve seen from Viñales in recent years, has been to get out at the front from the get-go and run your own race. When Viñales says “we are back”, it looks like he really means it. Since winning his first race with Yamaha in Qatar at the start of the 2017 season, it’s fair to say it hasn’t completely gone to plan for Viñales in Iwata blue.

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