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Viñales talks MotoGP™ future

Viñales talks MotoGP™ future

Where Maverick Viñales will go for in 2017 has been the one of the hottest topics in the paddock, now the Spaniard has shed some light.

There’s no doubt that Maverick Viñales is one of the hottest properties in the MotoGP™ World Championship paddock. Since taking the Moto3™ World Championship in 2013 his rise has continued at a rapid pace, spending just a year in Moto2™ before joining the premier class. As soon as Jorge Lorenzo announced his move to Ducati for 2017, the question immediately became who would replace him and at the top of many people’s lists was Maverick Viñales.

While he didn’t reveal who the other team was, it’s clear that Team Suzuki Ecstar aren’t the only ones after Viñales: “I have two teams that can be at the top. I have one team that gave me the trust when I was in Moto2 and still now I am the reference and can be the reference. Then I have another team that is already there winning so it’s really difficult to make the decision.”

There’s only one thing a young rider wants to do when they move to MotoGP™: win. But as Viñales is quickly finding out, it’s not always that straight forward: “I came to MotoGP to win. Suzuki in a year have made an incredible step and if we have a perfect weekend we can fight for the podium. This also makes me think a lot and I trust in Davide Brivio a lot, it makes me think. In the test we were perfect and we were second, so this makes me think a lot too. It’s so difficult; honestly I thought it would be easy to say here or here but one day I think here and the next day there!

“If I think easy, I check the list and see Yamaha first and second but then I start to think with my head, what I need and that changes everything. At the moment I’m between the two, it changes day by day. Everyday I’m more convinced to go with one team but it’s not enough.”

Even though this is easily the biggest decision of his career, Viñales isn’t about to let it slow him down during the French GP: “When I go to the bike it’s another world, I’m out of everything. Also for my team it’s important to know because right now they’re a little nervous. I think about this at home, not here.”


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