After Vinales' cousin's death, Vinals reverts from Austin MotoGP

After Vinales' cousin's death, Vinals reverts from Austin MotoGP ...

Following the death of his 15-year-old cousin in a race accident in Spain last Saturday, Aprilia MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales will miss this weekend's Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Dean Berta Vinales, who rode for the Vinals Racing Team, died after he fell and was hit by other riders during a Supersport 300 support race at the World Superbike Championship in Jerez.

"Less than a week has passed since the accident... which is not enough time to regain the serenity required to race," Aprilia Racing Team Gresini stated in remark on Wednesday.

"Vinales has decided to take a break on his journey of discovering the bike and team, thanks to Aprilia Racing's full and unrestricted support.

"There will be other times and rounds to resume the long-awaited journey started together." It stated that a journey that must be entirely dedicated to the individuals involved and their feelings "is incorporated."

Vinales left Yamaha in August and signed for Aprilia in 2022, with his debut coming forward this month after testing with the team.

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