World Champion Maverick Vinales took the lightweight title in the CEV in 2010, as well as the European 125 Championship the following year, and debuted in the 125 World Championship in 2011. He won four races in his rookie year – third in the Championship and Rookie of the Year – and then took that title in 2013. As a Moto2™ rookie in 2014, Viñales was again Rookie of the Year and won four races – moving up to MotoGP™ the year after with Team Suzuki Ecstar. Another Rookie of the Year trophy followed, before the Spaniard then took Suzuki’s first race win since 2007 – and his maiden MotoGP™ win – at the British GP in 2016. For 2017, Maverick Vinales moves to Movistar Yamaha MotoGP to partner none other than Italian legend Valentino Rossi.