MotoGP » Moto3: Maverick Vinales quits Avintia team!

"I wanted to leave the team after the last three races of the year, but they wouldn't agree so I'm heading home" - Maverick Vinales.

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Maggers - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 9:52 AM

You're living the dream Mav so just get on the damn bike and ride it. Or get out into the real world and try and earn a living doing some proper graft. Petulant child.

Squirts - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 9:56 AM

Overated Spanish brat! No it's apparent that overated in their own imagination rocking horse riders with opinions state things like that. Stop putting people down!


October 19, 2012 9:57 AM

A few writers at the track now believe by time he gets back to Spain he may just regret this move.
I understand his point but it is not the best way to deal with it, there are many riders who are in this position, Scott Redding being one of them.


October 19, 2012 10:02 AM

Walking away from a signed contract is not smart. Not only could it be potentially expensive, it could leave him without a ride for next year and make him unpopular with other teams.

Expensive - being sued for breach of contract could not only leave him with compensation to pay, but a big legal bill to boot.

No ride - if the team tie him up in a law suit he might not be able to ride until the law suit is finished.

Unpopular - walk out on one contract and you're going to make other potential employers worry that you might do the same to them.

Unless he's got something already lined up for next year he could be shooting himself in the foot.

M1M - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 10:13 AM

@petrolbonce Presumably he has a contract with his manager too though, which may state something along the lines that he's meant to get the best deal for his rider. Even if it doesn't, not disclosing that there were other offers being made means I think Vinales would have a fairly strong defence against the team, or is that his manager?


October 19, 2012 10:38 AM

@Doctor Chocolate

You may not see Rossi quitting at Ducati but I and the rest of the human race can - that is why he will be on a Yamaha next year.

I should think Aspar will rescue him very quickly as he is the hottest property in M3 and to have him and Folger in the team will ensure success. He deserves much better management though it seems.

MC - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 10:53 AM


I think what Doctor Chocolate meant was Rossi is still racing the rest of the season with Ducati, even though he's terrible on it and he doesn't have a contract with them for next year.


October 19, 2012 11:06 AM

OK, I'll give Dr C the benefit of the doubt. :)

While his bike has been looking a bit ropey in the last few races, it seems his grumbles are more management related.
Other riders on poor bikes do leave teams in-season - Folger for instance. A change did him no harm whatsoever and I am sure Maverick will get a top ride for 2013. He is at much the same level as Marquez was at the same age but with a lot less backing...

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