MotoGP 2022 will see Maverick Vinales piloting the Aprilia RS-GP machinery
Current Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP rider, Maverick Vinales, has been confirmed by Aprilia that he'll be racing with the Noale factory in 2022. The Spaniard will be racing alongside Aleix Espargaro on the promising Aprilia RS-GP machinery.
The agreement between Maverick Vinales and Aprilia is an annual contract with the option for renewal if both parties agree on continuing the partnership. It's been a wild ride for Maverick Vinales and Yamaha in the past few weeks, particularly the suspension from racing in the Austrian GP last weekend.
have signed Maverick Viñales, a very high-level rider and one of the purest talents in the premier category. Our project has now been enriched with the value that Maverick brings - a World Champion who has confirmed his talent as a top rider in MotoGP - at a time of great change, after bringing a completely revamped bike to the track and having consistently established ourselves in the group of protagonists, we are also facing a switch in status as a Factory Team now, in order to take Aprilia to success."
"We are honoured to be able to make all of our best skills available to Viñales along with our enthusiasm and our passion. I am confident that, like Aleix, he will embrace this extremely high-potential project. The arrival of Maverick in no way distances Lorenzo Savadori from the team, as he will remain an integral part of the Aprilia Racing family," added Rivola.