By motogp.com

Viñales to remain at Yamaha in 2019 and 2020

During the 2018 Team Presentation, the Spaniard revealed a new two-year contract with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Maverick Viñales has revealed that he has signed a new contract to remain with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for another two seasons. The Spaniard, who took three wins for the marque last season and came third in the Championship overall, announced the renewal at the 2018 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team Presentation in Madrid.

“I feel really good inside the team," says Viñales of the renewal, "and I especially feel the desire to win, which is something I identify with and something I want. We make a good compromise and for both of us it will be special. So thank you to Yamaha because they’ve made my dreams come true – let’s see if this season we can do it again.”

The announcement is the first of the year pertaining to next year, ahead of the first track action for 2018 that begins on Sunday at Sepang International Circuit.

Highlights from Movistar Yamaha's 2018 launch