Maverick Viñales looking for victory at Phillip Island
The world championship arrives at one of the most beautiful circuits of the calendar, Phillip Island. The Australian track is fast and always makes for some edge-of-your-seat racing until the very last corner.
In Malaysia, Maverick result on Sunday wasn’t the one everyone had hoped for after the good performance during practice, but neither Maverick nor Team Calvo have given up the fight yet.
And with 3 more races to go, everything is still possible. Maverick and his team know very well that he needs to win races to stay in with a chance, and come Friday this is exactly what they’ll be working on.
Ana Carrasco arrives in Australia with her motivation sky high after achieving her first point in the race in Sepang. The Team Calvo rider is the first Spanish woman to score points in the world championship and the only one in the world to do so in Moto3. In Phillip Island, a new circuit to her, “Lady Gas Gas” will try to repeat her success.
#25 Maverick Viñales / @maverickmack25
Phillip Island is a circuit I like, but just like in Malaysia, it all depends on how the bike goes. We have to find a better top speed to stay ahead of the others, it’s clear that together with the team we’re doing a good job finding the right setup. In the corners I can go a little faster than my rivals, but on the straights I’m lacking acceleration and top speed. In Phillip Island we have to make another step forward to be able to fight for the win, which now is more important than even before.
#22 Ana Carrasco / @AnaCarrasco_22
I’ve been told Phillip Island is a very difficult circuit, but after the great race in Malaysia I’m full of motivation. In that last race we made a big step forward, and after securing my first point in the championship I’ve got more confidence. I have to continue working in that same direction and have to try to be in similar positions from Friday onwards, somewhere between 15 and 20. I feel comfortable at the fast circuits, but it’s a new circuit, and at the beginning I’ll find it a bit difficult.
Pablo Nieto (Team Director) / @pablonieto22
5th place in Malaysia wasn’t what we’d hoped for, but we just have to take this as an inspiration to work even harder in Australia and put even more effort into it. Maverick is a fighter and until the very last race he will continue to fight for the victory, just like everyone else in Team Calvo. There are 3 more races to go and anything can happen. For Ana it’ll be another new circuit, another fast and technical one, but I’m sure now that she’s seen she can make it into the points, she’ll be fighting to do it again this weekend.
Source: Team Calvo