MotoGP: Maverick Vinales signs with Movistar Yamaha for 2017

The Italian rider will replace Ducati-bound Jorge Lorenzo

Overdrive May 20, 2016 18:19:06 IST
MotoGP: Maverick Vinales signs with Movistar Yamaha for 2017

It has now been confirmed that Maverick Vinales will make a move from Team Suzuki Ecstar to Movistar Yamaha for the 2017 MotoGP season. Vinales, will replace three-time world champion, Jorge Lorenzo, who recently announced his move to Ducati for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The 21-year-old Spaniard, will partner Valentino Rossi for the next two MotoGP seasons.

Vinales’ move to Yamaha has been brewing for a while now, and he has spoken out on how difficult it was for him to make the decision, stating to the media that Suzuki's support...

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