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MotoGP: Suzuki confirms Vinales departure

"Suzuki Motor Corporation announces that its collaboration with Maverick Viñales will come to an end after the 2016 MotoGP season."
UPDATE: Maverick Vinales confirmed at Yamaha for 2017 and 2018 MotoGP seasons.

Suzuki has officially confirmed that Maverick Vinales will leave its MotoGP team at the end of this season.

Vinales will be announced at Yamaha later today.

Suzuki is yet to announce who will replace Vinales, with Andrea Iannone understood to have agreed terms after being left out of Ducati's 2017 line-up.

"Suzuki Motor Corporation announces that its collaboration with Maverick Viñales will come to an end after the 2016 MotoGP season.

"All the Suzuki family is extremely grateful to Viñales for his contribution to the growth of the MotoGP™ project and the development of the GSX-RR, as well as for the great results they have achieved together.

"Since the 2016 season is still under way, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR and Suzuki Motor Corporation will continue their unconditioned support to Maverick, looking forward to even better results in the remaining MotoGP races.

"We wish all the best to Maverick Viñales for a bright and successful future."


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