As his relationship with Yamaha deteriorated over a troublesome 2021 season, the Japanese marque introduced on 28 June that Vinales – upon his request – had terminated his two-year contract a season early and can depart the squad he has raced with since 2017 on the finish of 2021.
As hypothesis over the Assen weekend started to mount that Vinales would take up a seat at Aprilia, no announcement has been forthcoming from the Italian marque – although it has expressed curiosity.
Speaking to pick media on Tuesday at a Barcelona monitor day that includes a quantity of MotoGP riders, Vinales says there was no motion on his 2022 future.
“It is at a standstill,” Vinales stated when requested about his 2022 scenario.
“Now I need to get pleasure from my holidays as a result of the primary half of the season has been fairly onerous and I need to get pleasure from my household.
“I have nothing with anyone. I want to take it easy and we’ll see what happens in 2022.”
The 2021 Aprilia is the very best bike the marque has constructed within the fashionable MotoGP period, with Aleix Espargaro an everyday prime six finisher thus far this season and has been edging nearer to the rostrum.
When it was put to him that the Aprilia choice was shocking given it’s not on the identical race-winning degree because the Yamaha, Vinales added: “With Aleix they’re enhancing quite a bit and it’s clear he’s using nicely.
“When I’ve been following him, I could not draw conclusions.”
Vinales has stated his major motive for quitting Yamaha is as a result of he has been unable to provide his most on the bike.
This stays his key focus for no matter his future transfer could be and hasn’t dominated out taking a sabbatical if he can’t discover that in 2022.
“Well, it is clear that it would not be the very best factor to do, as a result of it’s important to compete,” he stated.
“The most essential factor is to compete, but when I’m not comfortable and I do not get pleasure from myself… what frustrates me essentially the most is that I am unable to give my 100%, and if I am unable to give it I want to remain at residence and revel in life.
“In the top, every little thing goes by in a short time and on this world we stay in, 10 years fly by and you do not get pleasure from them.
“Right now, as we have been working, I did not get pleasure from something on the circuits.
“In this second half of the season I need to change that dynamic, get pleasure from and provides the utmost.
“For me nothing changes, I will give everything I have and if they make me try things, I will try them and I will give them the right information, I will be a professional as I should be.”