Maverick Vinales will miss this weekend’s Austrian GP after a suspension by Yamaha because of “irregular operation of the motorcycle.”
The MotoGP field has been shaken up massively ahead of the Austrian GP at Red Bull Ring. Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP has announced earlier on Thursday that their rider Vinales has been suspended and is withdrawn from the race weekend.
“Yamaha regrets to announce that Maverick Vinales’ entry to this weekend’s Austrian MotoGP event has been withdrawn by the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team,” mentioned in the statement.
“The absence follows the suspension of the rider by Yamaha due to the unexplained irregular operation of the motorcycle by the rider during last weekend’s Styria MotoGP race.
“Yamaha’s decision follows an in-depth analysis of telemetry and data over the last few days.
“Yamaha’s conclusion is that the rider’s actions could have potentially caused significant damage to the engine of his YZR-M1 bike which could have caused serious risks to the rider himself and possibly posed a danger to all other riders in the MotoGP race. The rider will not be replaced at the Austrian GP.
“Decisions regarding the future races will be taken after a more detailed analysis of the situation and further discussions between Yamaha and the rider.”
After the Styrian GP, Vinales is 6th in the standings with 1 race win, 2 podiums, and 95 points scored.