Newly-announced Suzuki MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales insists he is ready to make the move into the premier category after just a single season of competing in the intermediate Moto2 class.

The Spaniard will join countryman Aleix Espargaro in spearheading Suzuki's much anticipated return to MotoGP in 2015 with the GSX-RR, the 2013 Moto3 World Champion being confirmed before his maiden year in Moto2 has come to a conclusion.

Currently third in the Moto2 standings following his second win of the season at Motorland Aragon, Vinales is the only rider in the series to have so far committed to MotoGP next season, with the two riders ahead of him - Esteve Rabat and Mika Kallio - certain of staying in the class for 2015.

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Despite this, Vinales feels like he can make a seamless transition to MotoGP machinery in 2015 and is especially proud to be considered by a factory manufacturer so early in his career.

"To be completely honest, I feel more ready for it all the time," he told the official MotoGP website. "With each and every race weekend that goes by, I am working better and better in Moto2. I know more about the team and the bike and am adapting better each time to each circuit. Also, I am becoming more and more confident in my own decisions.

"At first it felt like it was a joke! I was in my first Moto2 season and, all of a sudden, a big factory like Suzuki wanted me. At first you think to yourself, 'They will want to talk to me in a couple of years', but ultimately they wanted me for next year and we were able to reach an agreement. This is like a dream. I am very happy to be moving up to the premier class and I'm eager to get going."

Vinales is one of two rookies confirmed to be making their MotoGP debut in 2015, along with the much-discussed Jack Miller, who will make the leap from Moto3 on an Open class LCR Honda.

Espargaro, meanwhile, has spoken of his delight at being confirmed with Suzuki having emerged as the standout performer in MotoGP the last three seasons, first on the CRT Aspar ART bike and then on the Open class Forward Yamaha.


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RaceRoad: We're not worried about you Maverick we're worried whether or not the Suzuki is ready. Why the duc wasnt ready for years!!!!![\blockquote]

Eh? Grade H for History.

Ducati entered MotoGP in 2003. During that year Loris Capirossi stepped onto the podium in the opening round of the championship in Japan and won the GP Catalunya in Barcelona. Capirossi finished fourth in the final championship standings and Bayliss sixth while Ducati finished second overall in the Manufacturers’ standings.

So the Ducati wasn't ready for years???
Suzuki will have to go something to get even close to replicating that record.