Moto GP’s puzzle – Yamaha and Suzuki have confirmed on their respective websites the engagement of Maverick Vinales and Andrea Iannone for 2017 and 2018 seasons. The 21-year-old Spanish (which debuted in Moto GP in 2015) will leave the Team Suzuki Ecstar to become Valentino Rossi’s teammate on Movistar Yamaha Team. The 26-year-old from Abruzzo (in the premier class since 2013) will say goodbye to Ducati and become the new rider of Suzuki.
The Moto GP’s puzzle for the next two seasons is now complete. Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales to the Yahama. Marc Marquez (still lack official confirmation but it’s a formality) and Dani Pedrosa to Honda HRC, Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso to Ducati. Andrea Iannone in Suzuki. On the day when the 21-year-old Spaniard signing confirms Yamaha’s panels attached to the Doctor, the team Ecstar formalizes the name of his replacement, Andrea Iannone. He leaves Ducati because Jorge Lorenzo became the new Dovizioso’s teammate, for the next two seasons.
Brivio ends the Moto GP’s puzzle
“We are happy to have hired Andrea Iannone for the upcoming seasons.” said the Suzuki’s team manager Davide Brivio. “We made a lot of progress and we are working hard to make our motorcycle even more competitive. We wanted a pilot who is hungry for success and Iannone, with his driving style, can satisfy the technical characteristics of our prototype. Our relationship will be positive. His results in the Moto GP class will certainly benefit to our team“. The 26-year-old rider from Abruzzo, in MotoGP since 2013, last season he finished fourth in the World Championship.
The Moto GP’s puzzle is done. Now pilots must concentrate on the 2016 season. The Mugello GP is about to begin. Everyone will want to confirm choices of its teams or new teams’s choices. Everyone wants to take Jorge Lorenzo, the leader of the Moto GP’s world rankings.