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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Maverick Vinales

  • Team Aprilia Racing
  • Bike Aprilia
  • Nation Spain
  • Date of birth 12/01/1995
  • Place of birth Figueres, Spain
  • Debut Qatar, 2015 (Suzuki)
Over a decade into his Grand Prix career, Maverick Vinales' quality is unquestioned; you don’t finish six seasons inside the top three of whatever category you're in without oozing class. Being able to best capitalise on that talent remains a work in progress, though.
Maverick Vinales
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 5
Best Qualifying: Pole (2019)
Best Race Result: 1st (2018)
Podiums: 3 (1st: 2018, 3rd: 2016, 2017)

Australia 2022 will see Vinales step out for his third MotoGP manufacturer, the Spaniard spectacularly parting ways with Yamaha 10 races into a bizarre 2021 season where he won the opening Grand Prix and took pole in his penultimate race before he was sacked. Aprilia scooped him up, and it could become a case of right rider, right time for the ever-improving Italian manufacturer.

Whatever he's ridden in Australia, Vinales has ridden it quicker than most; victor of the 2018 race, he was corners away from fighting with Marc Marquez for the win 12 months later before crashing, and is mesmerising on the Island's sweeping layout.