Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales Victorious in 2017 Season Opener!
On March 26, 2017 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales grabbed the victory in the first race of the 2017 Moto GP season at Losail International Circuit, in Qatar. It was his debut for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP.
M. Viñales (left) and V. Rossi (right)
Viñales started from pole position (his first in his career), but lost a few places at the start. He then fought back to come out on top in the second half of the race, and took the chequered flag in first place after a fierce battle with his rival.
M. Viñales after his race
His teammate, Valentino Rossi also put in a great performance and finished third for a double Movistar Yamaha MotoGP podium.
MotoGP 2017 Race Calendar
|Race||Date||M. Viñales||V. Rossi|
|Rd. 2||Republica Argentina||09/04|
|Rd. 10||Czech Republic||06/08|
|Rd. 12||Great Britain||27/08|
|Rd. 13||San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||10/09|
|Rd. 18||Comunitat Valenciana||12/11|
For more details, visit the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP official website.
■MotoGP official website