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For 2021, the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team will be led by championship-winning #12 Maverick Viñales, and is joined by #20 Fabio Quartararo who replaces Valentino Rossi. Team Yamaha has consistently been a strong contender for the world championship and will again be a favorite for this year’s title.

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MEET OUR RIDER
MAVERICK VIÑALES

Viñales was born in Figueres, Spain, on January 12, 1995. He began racing minimotos at three years of age before moving onto motocross. In 2002 his passion for speed brought him to circuit racing. He initially competed in the Catalonian 50cc championship and progressed to several successful seasons on 70cc “metrakit” bikes.

Viñales won the Catalonian 125cc championship title in 2007, and successfully defended his crown in 2008 while also claiming the Mediterranean Trophy. In 2008 he competed at selected events in the German IDM 125GP Championship for RZT Racing aboard an Aprilia RS 125 R, achieving a best result of seventh. In 2009, he moved up to the CEV Buckler 125GP series, partnering with Miguel Oliveira in the Blusens-BQR team. Viñales took the Rookie of the Year award, finishing the season as runner-up to Alberto Moncayo by just four points. Viñales claimed four successive podiums during the season.

In 2017, Viñales joined Team Yamaha and immediately proved himself a strong asset, scoring numerous podiums and wins. He eventually claimed third place in the Rider’s World Championship and helped the Yamaha team take second. He would claim fourth overall in 2018 and fight to third place in 2019, scoring seven podium finishes and race victories in Holland and Malaysia. In turn, this helped Team Yamaha finish second in the Team Championship and pushed Yamaha to second in the Manufacturer’s title. The COVID-delayed 2020 season was a challenge for all teams and riders but he was able to take a race win and three podiums to place him sixth for the season. We look forward to following his progress throughout 2021 and hope for great results from the Spanish rider.

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FABIO QUARTARARO

Known as El Diablo, Fabio Quartararo was born in Nice on 20 April 1999. He realized his passion for motorcycle racing at the tender age of four and would soon move to Spain to develop his career – with success. He competed in the national championship in the 50, 70, and 80cc categories between 2008 and 2011, before winning the Pre-Moto3 national title in 2012.

In 2015 and 2016, Fabio raced in the Moto3 class before moving up to Moto2 in 2018. After two years in the class, and despite only one win, the Frenchman was promoted to the MotoGP class in 2019 as part of the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team. In his MotoGP debut year, he scored six pole positions and seven podiums (five second and two third places) to end his first season on a YZR-M1 in fifth place, earning him the Rookie of the Year title. The young Frenchman was even more spectacular in 2020, securing his first premier class win at Round One in Jerez, and repeating the dominant performance the next week at the same track. His third victory came in Catalunya and with four pole positions and two fastest lap records, Quartararo was unable to maintain his form throughout the season. He finished eighth in the overall standings but confirmed his enormous potential.

For the 2021 season, Quartararo has the unenviable task of replacing nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi at the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team. However, there can be little doubt that with the right bike underneath him, Quartararo is a future champion.