Viñales debuts with JHK Laglisse on board a KTM

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Moto3™ rider Maverick Viñales took his first outing on his new ride for next season, JHK Laglisse’s KTM machine, at the Almeria circuit today.

Pablo Nieto told motogp.com that Viñales’ initial reaction was positive: "Maverick is happy with the bike and the team, and we with him. This was his first day on the KTM and he was putting in record times at the circuit."

Nieto, one of the team leaders at JHK, confirmed that the agreement with Viñales is for one year, as well as that of his future teammate Ana Carrasco, who is stepping up to the World Championship after competing in the Spanish CEV Championship.

Regarding the much reported contract status of Viñales, Nieto commented: "The agreement with Avintia Racing and Maverick is fully closed. Some signatures are still missing though."

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