Livio Suppo, the Team Principal of Repsol Honda said that he as well as his team are not been surprised by seeing the pace and performance graph of Yamaha’s newest recruit Maverick Viñales. But they definitely are surprised about his team mate the legend himself Mr. Valentino Rossi who is among the all time legends who have braced the game till date.
Everybody is impressed by the winning start which Viñales had produced with Yamaha but no one is overly shocked with Rossi even the Honda bosses. however, Valentino Rossi has finished the openning two rounds of this season of MotoGP in the second place and by seeing Rossi’s pace Suppo and his team have been surprised.
This season is one of the worst season Valentino Rossi is experiencing with Yamaha. But there was nobody who could predict this before the start of the season. But having such bad experience, many people can say that this season is going to be one of the toughest season of the senior biker.
Livio Suppo told to the spanish media that ofcourse he is not surprised with the performance of Maverick Viñales.
Maverick Viñales has adapted with Yamaha and went fast from that very moment when he first climbed onto that bike but he said that he is more surprised by the results of Valentino Rossi. He recalled the things when Valentino Rossi suffered in the winter per season tests and his struggles in the Qatar and Argentina even if he has finished in the podium as he got finished in the 2nd position in the both Grand Prix.
Livio Suppo also congratulated Valentino Rossi and stated that he is far more surprised of Valentino Rossi than the new comer Maverick Viñales.
Viñales is now at the top of the MotoGP points table with 50 points. So he is 37 points ahead of Marc Marquez and 39 ahead of Dani Pedrosa after Qatar GP and Argentina GP. Suppo was seen supporting his own rider Dani Pedrosa when he was being asked whether he regrets retaining Pedrosa rather than chasing Viñales. But he also was praising Maverick Viñales and said that he did not want to pursue Viñales because he already had one young rider in his line up. So he did not want another younger rider. Rather he wanted to have an older rider like Pedrosa.
He said in praise of Viñales that Maverick is one of the finest riders but Suppo already had Marc Marquez in his line up who is also at the same age level of Viñales. He said that Viñales is known as a very interesting driver, but they are happy with the way they are going at that moment.
The next round of the championship will be at Austin, Texas where Marquez has never been beaten. But Suppo thinks it is not the right time to think about the World championship.
He said that championship is a very long process and it has just begun and it will be a mistake to think about the title right now. He also added that they have to think race by race and give maximum concentration to each and every races individually and have to give the riders the support they need. And this is the process how the result will come Suppo thinks.