WHAT NEXT? MOTOGP
MAVERICK VIÑALES SEASON PREVIEW
Possibly the most speculated about of all the riders on the grid for 2017, wonder boy Maverick Viñales – tipped by Rossi as the next big thing – has been linked to just
about every factory team.
The biggest speculation, though, involves Movistar Yamaha, and maybe even Rossi’s seat as the nine-time world champion continues to ponder whether to continue on in the class. However, with Ducati also admitting to making a strong bid for Jorge Lorenzo, the young Spaniard could easily be tasked with filling the world champion’s shoes.
But there’s also the opportunity to remain where he is at Suzuki on the rapidly-improving GSX-RR. With a bike that now looks capable of winning and that is tailored to him, and a contract option available to him, the best bet for
Viñales could well be to stay where he is.
He’s also admitted that staying with Suzuki is a realistic option, saying that he’ll make a decision partly based on just how competitive the GSX-RR turns out to be come the first few races.