Vinales: Mugello will be tough

Vinales currently has 27 points on the World Championship standings after finishing ninth at Le Mans but feels with a few changes he can improve.

In a chat with, the Spanish rider feels that if they exploit their good chassis it could be the way forward for the team at Mugello.   

"My feeling is that Mugello will be a difficult track because it has such a long straight, and this could be a bad thing for our Suzuki, but at the same time there are some very fast corners where we can exploit the very good chassis that we have. 

"Making a balance of pros and cons I think that we can make a good performance, maybe better that Le Mans," he said. 

Vinales believes that if the team uses their free practice and qualifying wisely they can start further up the grid on race day which would be a great help.

"The important point for us will be to exploit the free practice and qualifying at their best. 

"Being able to start from a better position will allow me to make my own pace and have riders that push me from behind instead of having to fight and pass them like I did in recent races. 

"I still need to work to improve my tyre management and time my runs better during practices. I believe improvements in these areas will lead me to a better qualifying position," he added.