Scandal in MotoGP! Yamaha took a red card from Maverick Viñales

The team made the drastic decision due to the “inexplicable irregular operation” of the Spanish motorcycle in the last Styrian GP.

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The official team of Yamaha de MotoGP surprised with the announcement of the suspension of the Spanish pilot Maverick Vinales by "The inexplicable irregular operation" from his M1 last Sunday, which has caused him to withdraw from the Austrian Grand Prix of this weekend.

“Yamaha regrets to announce that Maverick Viñales' participation in this weekend's Austrian GP has been withdrawn by the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team. The absence is due to the suspension of the rider by Yamaha due to the inexplicable irregular functioning of the bike on his part during the race of the Styrian GP last weekend ”the team said in a statement.

Maverick VinalesThis decision comes after "An in-depth analysis of telemetry and data from the last few days" of the mount of Roses. “The conclusion of Yamaha is that the rider's actions could have caused significant damage to the engine of his YZR-M1 motorcycle, which could have caused serious risks for the rider himself and possibly pose a danger to all other participants in the race. of MotoGP "he warned.

Yamaha confirmed that the Spanish "Will not be replaced" by no one at the Austrian GP, ​​which will leave only the French Fabio Quartararo, and that "decisions regarding future races will be made after a more detailed analysis of the situation and further discussions between Yamaha and the rider."

Viñales, who last June decided not to continue at the Japanese factory after this season, finished last Sunday at the Styrian Grand Prix in last position after his motorcycle stopped before the warm-up lap and he had to exit from the pit-lane.

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