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MB 2022 Event Lockup COLOUR Moto GP Stacked 14-16 October

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Maverick Vinales

  • Team Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
  • Nation Spain
  • Date of birth 12/01/1995
  • Place of birth Figueres, Spain
The stats tell you one thing about Maverick Vinales, but one eye test from a respected observer arguably reveals more. "He's stunningly fast," gushes MotoGP pit lane reporter Simon Crafar. "When he's on form, I think he's the fastest guy in the paddock …".
Maverick Vinales

Few would argue with Crafar's call, with the key word being "when"; over seven MotoGP campaigns, the Spaniard has reached highs few can contemplate, winning races with metronomic speed and an aversion to errors. But just when it looks like a title is at his mercy, a curveball comes his way – a wet race, an inability to find grip in the early laps, a lack of confidence sliding on rubber discarded by riders on the Moto2 undercard.

On circuits he adores – like Phillip Island – Vinales can look unstoppable. Maximising those good days while mitigating the damage done by his down ones remains a work in progress.


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