Vinales happy to be back in Assen

Rider's championship leader Maverick Vinales is eager to please as this weekend's MotoGP circus stops of in Netherlands for the Assen GP.

The Spaniard reminisced about his Moto2 days, where he enjoyed much success around the track. Vinales is hoping for more of the same this weekend. 

"It's good track for me and in the small categories I won many races and was always on the podium and in the fight, also in Moto2, so I think this year I can do a good result and be as strong as I was in the past," the 22-year-old

"Last year was good for me, not in the race because in the rain I was really bad, but on the dry it was good and consistent. 
"I know we arrive here on a good way from the last two races [before Catalunya], winning one and being on the podium with a chance to win. We have to continue like that, working hard, and we are still leading the championship, so that is the important thing."

Vinales added that he needs to start winning races rather than just placing well. The Movistar Yamaha rider has three wins in seven starts so far his season but a tenth place last time out in Catalunya saw Andrea Dovizioso catch up in the rider's standings. 
"It changes because one race ago I was 26 [points clear] and now just seven," added Vinales. 
"It is always like that and now we know if we have one chance to win, we have to take it: we cannot say we will take second and we have to win every race we can."