Date of birth 12 jan 1995
Age 23
Place of birth Figueres, Spain
Height / weight 1.71 m / 62 kg

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

Viñales got hold of the Catalonian 125cc Champion Title in 2007, successfully defended his crown in 2008 and won the Mediterranean Trophy that same year. In 2008 he also 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 secured the Rookie of the Year award, finishing the season as the runner-up to Alberto Moncayo in the championship standings by just four points. Viñales claimed four successive podiums during the season.

Maverick Viñales
21Grand Prix Wins
56Grand Prix Podiums
139Grand Prix
contested in total
18Grand Prix
Pole positions
1World Championship
World Championship wins
  • 2017 3rd, race wins 3
  • 2016 4th, race wins 1
  • 2015 12th, race wins 0
  • 2014 3rd, race wins 4
  • 2013 1st, race wins 3
  • 2012 3rd, race wins 5
  • 2011 3rd, race wins 4