Maverick Vinales

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Full Name : Maverick Vinales

Country : Spain 🇪🇸

Career Statistics

Championship : 1 | Races : 231 | Poles : 26 | Wins : 26



Entering his third full season as a factory Aprilia MotoGP rider in 2024, Maverick Vinales continues his quest for victory with the Italian manufacturer.

Despite coming close on several occasions, Vinales has yet to convert his potential into a win with Aprilia. However, if he achieves victory in 2024, he could etch his name in history as the first rider to win with three different brands.

Vinales burst onto the grand prix scene in 2011, sponsored by Paris Hilton, amidst some controversy. Nonetheless, he showcased his talent with four wins in his rookie 125GP season, securing third place overall.

Remaining with the Blusens team for the transition to Moto3 in 2012, Vinales clinched five victories but fell short of the championship due to Sandro Cortese’s consistency.

In 2013, Vinales made a decisive move to Team Calvo and KTM, capturing the Moto3 title with three wins and consistent podium finishes.

Transitioning to Moto2 with Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Pons Racing in 2014, Vinales immediately impressed with a race win in only his second outing. Despite Tito Rabat’s dominance, Vinales secured third place in the championship as the top rookie.

SUZUKI (2015 – 2016)
Vinales entered MotoGP with Suzuki in 2015, displaying maturity beyond his years as he adapted to the premier class. He scored points in the opening ten races, a remarkable feat for a rookie, and secured Suzuki’s best result of the season with a sixth-place finish at Catalunya.

His breakthrough came in 2016 when he claimed Suzuki’s first MotoGP win in almost a decade at Silverstone. Despite Suzuki’s efforts to retain him, Vinales moved to Yamaha for the 2017 season.

YAMAHA FACTORY (2017 – 2021)
Vinales enjoyed a dream start with Yamaha, winning his first two races in Qatar and Argentina in 2017. However, inconsistent results hampered his title challenge, and he finished third overall.

In 2018, Vinales faced challenges with an uncompetitive Yamaha package but ended the season strongly with victories in Thailand and Australia, securing fourth place in the championship.

Despite a tough start in 2019, Vinales remained a podium contender throughout the season, claiming victories at Assen and Sepang, finishing third overall.

Hoping for a title tilt in 2020, Vinales struggled in the first half of the season but secured a win at Misano. His 2021 season began well with a victory in Qatar but deteriorated as the season progressed, leading to a premature split with Yamaha.

Joining Aprilia in 2021, Vinales debuted with the team at Aragon, partnering with Aleix Espargaro. Despite challenges, including the tragic loss of his cousin, Vinales showed promise, securing a personal best of seventh.

In 2022, Vinales continued to strive for success, achieving podium finishes in the latter part of the season. Despite finishing 11th in the standings, he re-signed with Aprilia until 2024.

For the 2024 season, Vinales became first rider in MotoGP era to win races with three different manufactures.