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Moto3: Vinales signs for 2013

Laglisse's Pablo Nieto's annoucnes Maverick Vinales signing.
Maverick Vinales will ride for the Laglisse team in the 2013 Moto3 World Championship.

Laglisse's Pablo Nieto, a former grand prix winner and son of '12+1' champion Angel Nieto, announced the deal on Twitter from Almeria, where Vinales is to make his test debut for the team.

The announcement ends a month of drama for Vinales, which began when he walked out of the Avintia Blusens team on the eve of the Malaysian Grand Prix, whilst still having a slim mathematical chance of winning the title.

The Spanish teenager was back with Avintia for the following penultimate round, but couldn't recover second in the standings from Luis Salom.

Vinales, who had signed a two-year contract extension with Avintia shortly before the Sepang 'split', won five Moto3 races this year, the same number as KTM's champion Sandro Cortese.

Laglisse are believed to have secured 'factory' spec KTM machinery for Vinales.

Laglisse ran Efren Vazquez, Adrian Martin and Alberto Moncayo on FTR Hondas for most of this season. 15-year-old girl racer Ana Carrasco is also linked to Laglisse for 2013.




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MC - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 6:37 PM

@J. He's not even 19, he's 17. How do you expect him to react when he finds on his own personal manager is withholding information from him and manipulating him for his own benefit? I wouldn't be sticking around for long either.

mrfill

November 20, 2012 1:47 PM

Good to see him on decent machinery next year but I don't think he'll romp away with the title with Folger around. Folger is vastly superior in the wet and no slouch in the dry. Looks like another cracking year for moto3.



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