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Maverick Vinales

  • Team Aprilia Racing
  • Bike Aprilia
  • Nation Spain
  • Date of birth 12/01/1995
  • Place of birth Figueres, Spain
  • Debut Qatar, 2015 (Suzuki)
Maverick Vinales remains MotoGP’s riddle, capable of searing one-lap speed and metronomic, class-leading pace … and equally capable of complete anonymity and freefalls through the order that would make sense if he was an inexperienced newcomer, not a 10-year veteran of the premier category.
Maverick Vinales
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 7
Best Qualifying: Pole (2019)
Best Race Result: 1st (2018)
Podiums: 3 (1st: 2018, 3rd: 2016, 2017)

Through more than 200 races across all three classes since 2011, the mercurial Spaniard has six top-three championship finishes and victories in all but three seasons, his best able to give the cream of the crop at any given time – Rossi, Lorenzo, Marquez, Quartararo – a serious headache.

Those higher points have been harder to access at an Aprilia outfit that has the spikiest performance curve in the sport, but he’s still a threat on any given weekend to run rings around the rest. It might only be for a session or perhaps a Sprint, but Vinales’ best remains formidable. Sustaining it? That’s the hard part…