Podium finish won't affect decision on future - Vinales


Maverick Vinales insists his podium finish at the Grand Prix of France on Sunday will not affect a decision on his future in MotoGP. 

Vinales took advantage of several crashes from the lead pack to take third place in Le Mans behind Yamaha duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. 

The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move to Yamaha next season to become Rossi's team-mate following Lorenzo's decision to join Italian manufacturer Ducati. 

However, despite claiming his first ever MotoGP podium with Suzuki, Vinales insists it will have no impact on his impending decision. 

"The decision is going be really difficult but every day is more clear and finally as soon as possible I will make it," the 21-year-old told reporters. 

"For sure, I will make the decision soon. I don't need to think [the decision] is whether I made a podium or not.

"Honestly, to think about my future, if I think now [right after the race], it's wrong. I need to think at home, when everything is relaxed.

"I want to take the decision because it takes time to think, it's difficult to concentrate a hundred percent. As soon as I can, I'll take it."

Lorenzo's win in France saw him move atop the riders' standings as he searches for a fourth world championship in MotoGP.