MotoGP » Maverick Vinales signs Moto3, Moto2 deal


"I am really young I am very likely to reach the objectives set by Moto3 and I think I have enough time to move on to Moto2" - Maverick Vinales.

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Tamil Tiger - Unregistered

September 28, 2012 9:07 PM

Possibly, but every up-and-coming and national favorite can't be the next "future world champion" as people like to say on this site. Remember young Dani Pedrosa?

He def has the goods though, and especially at such a young age.

petrolbonce

September 28, 2012 9:58 PM

Just because somebody is fast on a little bike it doesn't follow that they will be fast on a big bike.

Research has shown that what makes the aliens in many sports into aliens is how much information their brain can process and how fast it can process it. On faster more powerful bikes the brain has to process more information faster. Most people have a limit to the amount and speed of information they can process. And you can never tell when they will hit the wall.

This is why we've seen some riders who were amazing on a 125, but were mid fielders in 250. Likewise some riders were fast on a 125 and 250 but hit a wall when they came to 500 or MotoGP.

Sometimes you even see two riders one of whom regularly outshines the other in one class and then the roles are reversed when they move up a class. This is because the first rider has hit his limit, wheres the second still has to reach his.

Vilas

September 28, 2012 10:41 PM

The Kid is a Wild WOLF.. Cortese will go to Moto2 but that dont mean to much, he still have to fight with many people to reach the WC him 2013.. Luis Salom , Folger, Romano Etc are names that he will have to deal for 2013 and we will see who is the next star at Ktm.. not esay thats 4sure

Ben1

September 28, 2012 11:22 PM

Not very happy with these news. He should do the switch to Moto2, he's the best rider in Moto3. It's the same as the case of Terol - he wastes one year, which means very much in this young age.

rxracer

September 29, 2012 4:15 AM

"It's the same as the case of Terol - he wastes one year"

Not even close to the same case. Nico Terol spent 8 years in 125cc!, finally winning the WC at 23.

Vinales is still just 17, and has already proven himself a bigger standout in a MUCH shorter time than Terol. He has plenty of time, and without the mistakes he will probably be WC next year. IMO, Terol is more a case of a good rider, on the best bike, eventually winning due to years and years of experience compared to his less experienced rivals. Especially after basically all the riders that really took it to him in 2010 moved to Moto2 in 2011. I'm not say Terol isn't a great rider, but I'm not surprised he hasn't shone in Moto2. It took him a good 5-6 years to even vaguely stand out in 125's.

Ben1

September 29, 2012 8:17 AM

@ rxracer

I didn't wanted to compare the talent of Vinales and Terol. Vinales achieved the same in 2 years that Terol did in 6-7 years. But he has nothing to prove next year, as Terol had nothing in 2011. Everyone knew he will be the champion in 2011. There isn't too much riders who are more ready to move into Moto2 than Vinales.
The case must be that Vinales wants to win Moto3 before moving to Moto2. It's a good thing, a great fighter spirit, but it means he will arrive one year later in MotoGP (of course if he succeeds in Moto2 - which I think he will).

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