Maverick Viñales and the emotional message to his family after returning to the podium in Assen: “On difficult days, they are always my light”

 Maverick Viñales and the emotional message to his family after returning to the podium in Assen: "On difficult days ;ciles, they are always my light"

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Maverick Viñales achieved a spectacular third place in the MotoGP Netherlands GP which restores the self-confidence lost in this last and complicated year

A year later, Maverick Viñales< /strong>Smile again. The Spanish driver stood on the podium in Assen 356 days after doing it for the last time, right on the same stage. And it is that the Netherlands GP is special for the Aprilia, who finally feels competitive on a motorcycle again and wants to fight again for victories in < strong>MotoGP.

Viñales started from eleventh position and little by little he was overcoming rivals and gaining positions. The rain made its appearance in the last part of the race, a scenario that favored a Maverick who moves like he does in the water on wet ground.

Finally, he obtained third place, a result that gives him back the enthusiasm he had lost last season, when he terminated his contract with Yamaha in the middle of the year due to a series of discrepancies between the two parties. This Maverick podium, together with the spectacular comeback of Aleix Espargaró, who finished fourth after an incident with Fabio Quartararo, confirms the good moment Aprilia is going through.

At the end of the race, both drivers merged into a beautiful hug that attests to the great friendship they have and the good atmosphere that reigns in the team.

"Impressive. I am very happy, very happy for all the work. We are working super hard every day, not only on the bike, but also off the bike and today it has just paid off, so I am happy,'' Viñales acknowledged on DAZN at the end of the Great Award.

"We have put a small step to be able to fight every weekend for the podiums. Sachsenring was a shame because I could have challenged for the podium and here in Assen it was good, but it still wasn't quite fluid, I need a little more time to adapt'.

"Today I said 'I'm going for it all. If it rained a little more, maybe I would have gone further, but very well. I was able to have a good pace throughout the race, constant. In the end I was saving a bit of tire because I saw that Jack was coming very fast. But nothing, congratulations to Aprilia, she is doing an excellent job and I am really making the most of it. I'm working like never before and giving everything & # 34 ;, he assured.

Regarding his partner's performance, he could only praise him and his team: & # 34; Aleix's overtaking is awesome. Aleix brakes hard. Very well. We have been able to recover a lot of points in the championship and put ourselves first as a team. Best moment for Aprilia impossible".

It has been a very hard year for Viñales, who through work and effort is regaining his self-confidence and achieving his goals.

"I feel confident, I have more and more confidence, I I feel better with the bike, we work better with the whole Aprilia group, it's a matter of time, I know. I trust it, it's a matter of time to see me winning races again".

"Now we have to continue the same. Keep focused, working the same way, even better and it will come out. It is a matter of not giving up and continuing. I think it has been a long period, but we have achieved it. This will give us a lot of strength to continue working", he continued.

Maverick is very grateful to Aprilia, who gave him an opportunity at his worst moment, and to his great pillars, his wife and daughter.

"Thank you to the entire Aprilia group who have trusted me, continue to trust me every day and help me a lot. I would also like to thank both Raquel and Nina, who are always my light on difficult days and help me to give a little more and not give up & # 34 ;, he said, visibly moved.