Viñales vs Rins: 2019 P3 fight goes appropriate down to the wire


The Yamaha rider’s Sepang victory sees him advise a seven-level advantage heading to Valencia

Trim. One in every of the many phrases to relate Maverick Viñales’ (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) performance on the Shell Malaysia Bike Gigantic Prix because the Spaniard took his second victory of the season – one that lifts him above Alex Rins (Crew Suzuki Ecstar) in the fight for P3 in the 2019 World Championship standings.

Viñales: “It used to be mentally very tough” 03/11/2019

The Monster Energy Yamaha rider bounced reduction from the final lap smash in Australia to gain a wanted victory on the Malaysian Gigantic Prix

Viñales’ construct publish-Czech GP has been extremely-competitive. P5, P3, P3, P4, P3, P4, final lap smash in Australia and now P1 in Sepang. After a victory on the Dutch GP earlier in the yr, it’s a bustle that has viewed him terminate down and surpass Rins in the Championship with just a bustle final. The bronze medal isn’t the actual colour for both of the Spaniards, nonetheless it for trail’ll be one thing each and every will be looking out to gain gain of in Valencia – a optimistic enhance sooner than the 2020 season kicking off just a pair of days later.

Rins additionally has two wins to his name in 2019, nonetheless the Suzuki massive name hasn’t sprayed the bubbly since his unbelievable British GP earn. Rins couldn’t emulate his 2018 Malaysian GP rostrum on Sunday as he done just late Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Crew) and Viñales’ teammate Valentino Rossi, a P5 handing the amount 42 11 parts. Viñales’ most 25-level haul noticed him leapfrog Rins into P3, giving the Yamaha rider a seven-level advantage in Valencia.

Round 18: MotoGP™ Shell Malaysia Bike Gigantic Prix 03/11/2019

Be a part of Matt Birt, Steve Day and Simon Crafar on the Sepang Global Circuit for the Shell Malaysia Bike Gigantic Prix

Viñales hasn’t scored a podium on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo since his title-winning Moto3™ victory in 2013, while Rins used to be on the rostrum in the sodden stipulations final season. An piquant fight awaits at Round 19 between the 2 – who’s you money on for P3 in the general standings?  

Championship top 5:

1. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Crew) – 395

2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Crew) – 256

3. Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) – 201

4. Alex Rins (Crew Suzuki Ecstar) – 194

5. Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Crew) – 176

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