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By Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Viñales “motivated to start this new era”

The fastest man in testing now has his first real test against the grid

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) really has been top gun throughout preseason, topping Valencia, Sepang, Phillip Island and Qatar to take a full house as he settles in to life at Yamaha. The man and machine appear to be in harmony – but now it’s time to test that theory against the more than 20 riders ready to line up alongside Viñales for the first race at Losail.

Excited? Check. Motivated? Check. Fastest when the lights go out? That’s now a wait and see…

Maverick Viñales: “I'm really happy to start the first Grand Prix, especially after the tests during the winter were so positive for us. We are really motivated to start this new era. After the amazing pre-season, we can‘t wait to finally start racing and work hard over the next 18 rounds. I'm very curious to see how the Yamaha will respond at the track during a race and to see if we are going to be as strong during the race as during the test. I'm so excited to start!”