Viñales – From 2017 Jorge Lorenzo will wear Red. Maverick Viñales will take his place at Yamaha. In his second year of top class, Maverick Viñales has already shown a great talent.
Valentino Rossi, his future teammate, told Sky Sports: “Viñales has already proven that it is one of the strong ones. He can still improve a lot. I’m a little worried. He is another good teammate. After Lorenzo. He has 21 years and he will go better. But I’m happy. Because we will be a very strong team. I have the experience. He’s young and we’re two good drivers. This passage has been very negative for Suzuki, but very positive for Yamaha.”
Viñales: A young rider with a great Potential
After many years with Jorge Lorenzo, Rossi will have as teammate Maverick Viñales. A young boy, but a great rider who can become a great champion. Maverick Viñales won Moto3 world championship in 2013. He finished third at the end of his first year in Moto2. Then immediately he passed this year in MotoGP, where he took his first podium at Le Mans and finished fourth twice, in Catalunya and in Texas.
After tests at Red Bull Ring, the young Suzuki rider said that the track is very nice and quick. Though there are several corners where walls are too close. A disturbing sentence one month after the death of Salom in Barcelona. “The track is really nice. Very fast though in different curves. The walls are pretty close. So, you have to be careful. However, the circuit is particular. Stop and go. It will be very important the accelerated. The test was good. It would have been really hard to get here after the summer break without having ever filmed. The track was new for all teams and it was a nice challenge.“