Maverick Viñales Ruiz is a Spanish Grand Prix motorbike racer who was born on January 12, 1995.
Viñales is the 2013 Moto3 World Champion and is currently a MotoGP rider for the Aprilia Racing team.
His contract with the Yamaha Factory Racing team was mutually terminated midway through the 2021 season after five seasons as a MotoGP factory rider.
Early life and Education
Maverick Viñales was born in Figueres, Spain, on January 12, 1995.
He grew up in the Girona province town of Roses, where he began his racing career.
Viñales has been interested in motorbikes since he was a child, and he began racing at the age of three.
Angel Viñales, his father, was also a motorcycle racer and played an important role in his son’s early racing education.
He earned his racing license at the age of ten after attending the Escola Catalana de Motociclisme in Montmeló.
Throughout his childhood and adolescence, he competed in provincial championships, earning multiple titles and establishing himself as one of Spain’s most promising young racers.
Despite his racing responsibilities, Viales emphasized his schooling.
Viñales finished his high school education at the Institut d’Ensenyament Secundari Cap Norfeu in Roses.
Maverick also studied sports management and marketing.
Maverick Viñales is a Spanish motorcycle racer competing in the MotoGP World Championship.
In 2011, Viñalesmade his Grand Prix debut in the Moto3 class with the Blusens Avintia team.
He won his first race in the class and finished third in the championship in 2012.
Maverick advanced to the Moto2 class in 2014, where he won four races and finished third overall in the championship.
He continued to dazzle in the class, winning three races and finishing fourth overall in the championship in 2015.
Viñales debuted in MotoGP in 2016 on the Suzuki Ecstar squad.
He finished fourth overall with one podium result.
In 2017, he won his first MotoGP race, the French Grand Prix, and completed the season third overall.
Maverick Viñales joined the Yamaha Factory Racing team in 2019.
He won two races and finished third in the championship overall.
Maverick maintained his strong performance in the 2020 season, winning one race and finishing sixth overall.
He joined the Aprilia Racing team in 2021, however, they parted ways following a tough start to the season.
Maverick then stated that he would be taking a break from racing for the rest of the year.
Viñales has been noted for his speed, talent, and aggressive riding style throughout his career.
He’s also been renowned for his versatility and ability to learn and adjust to new bikes and tracks rapidly.
Maverick Viñales enjoys fitness training and riding in his spare time.
During the off-season, he has also been known to compete in motocross events.
Viñales has been in a long-term relationship with Raquel Sanchez.
The couple has been dating since at least 2017 and frequently posts images of themselves on social media.
Viñales is also involved in various philanthropic initiatives.
In 2021, he donated his racing suit from the Grand Prix of Qatar to a charity auction to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.