Virtual Spanish celebrates in Vinales style after the Grand Prix

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Retrieved 03 May 2020, 22:02 IST

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Maverick Vinales during pre-season testing.

Maverick Vinales recovered from an early crash to win the Virtual Spanish Grand Prix – then sat at home and celebrated his success.

The Monster Energy Yamaha Rider – the lone representative of his team in the online race on Sunday, which was held before the actual event in Georgia before the coronavirus epidemic was scheduled – is one of a number involved in reading in the opening corner.

However, Vinalus was dramatically beneficial to others who crashed during execution, driving him from third to first.

With three laps left, second-placed Alex Marquez descended to Turn 2, before leader Francesco dropped himself into a corner of the Bagnia Peninsula, allowing Vinales to claim his first win in a third attempt.

The Spaniard then tweeted a video of him spraying a bottle of champagne to mark his achievement: “Mood to win your first virtual MotoGP race”.

Marquez and Bagnia were second and third, respectively, meaning the drivers were on the same trio stage in these three events.

As for the actual MotogGP season, it remains unclear when the move will begin due to the ongoing health crisis.

Carmelo Izplata, chief executive of Dorna Sports, said this week that he is confident he will hold at least ten races, including consecutive rounds on the same circuit.