Maverick Vinales had the throttle fully open during Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix at the Red Bull ring however it wasn't enough to yield the results he was hoping to achieve.
The Spaniard made a good start and held on to his fourth place going into the first corner. He briefly made a move on his teammate on lap 3, but couldn't make it stick. He was eager to have another go in turn 1 on the next lap, but ran wide and fell back to seventh place.
The young Spaniard didn't let the small error upset his rhythm and, with 15 laps to go, he was back behind his teammate, ready to join the seven-rider fight for the lead.
As Rossi went wide in turn one, Viñales moved up to sixth.
On lap 17 the young gun was ready to take on Johann Zarco.
He was looking threatening behind the satellite rider for the remainder of the race, but was not able to squeeze his number 25 bike past the Frenchman, and crossed the line in sixth place, 7.447s from the front.
“I suffered from a big drop in grip of the rear tyre for almost the entire race,” he explained. “When I went wide as I was fighting with Valentino, I just tried to calm down, make the tyre work until the end, but it was totally impossible."
"Not only with other manufacturers, but also with Zarco, it was really difficult to keep following them. We have to work really hard if we want to fight for this championship. I like Silverstone a lot, it is one of the best tracks on the calendar. I always like going there, I really like the lay-out. I will go for the best result possible, trying to be on top."