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Moto3: Maverick Vinales re-signs for 2013

"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.
Maverick Vinales will remain in the Moto3 World Championship for the 2013 season, then move up to Moto2, after re-signing with the Blusens Avintia team.

A four-time race-winner during his rookie 125cc season, Vinales was the pre-season favourite for the inaugural Moto3 title.

But whilst his five wins on an FTR-Honda are more than any other rider, three non-scores have left Vinales 46 points behind KTM's Sandro Cortese.

Vinales will now remain in the 250cc four-stroke class for one more season, then step-up to the 600cc Moto2 category with Avintia the year after.

“I am very happy with the decision that has been made,” said the 17-year-old. “It is clearly no easy task and it is always really exciting to change classes. But I think we have done the right thing.

“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.

“I will carry on working with the team and the people that have seen me improve and I feel at ease with. Sincerely I think I am lucky”.

There was no news on whether Avintia intends to continue with FTR Honda machinery.

Cortese recently confirmed he will move to Moto2 in 2013.


Tagged as: moto2 , 125

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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.



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