Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales Victorious in 2017 Season Opener!

On March 26, 2017 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Viñales grabbed the victory in the first race of the 2017 Moto GP season at Losail International Circuit, in Qatar. It was his debut for Movistar Yamaha MotoGP.

M. Viñales (left) and V. Rossi (right)

Viñales started from pole position (his first in his career), but lost a few places at the start. He then fought back to come out on top in the second half of the race, and took the chequered flag in first place after a fierce battle with his rival.

M. Viñales after his race

His teammate, Valentino Rossi also put in a great performance and finished third for a double Movistar Yamaha MotoGP podium.

2017 MotoGP Calendar

Race Date Viñales Rossi
Round 1 Qatar 26/03 1st 3rd
Round 2 Republica Argentina 09/04
Round 3 Americas 23/04
Round 4 Spain 07/05
Round 5 France 21/05
Round 6 Italy 04/06
Round 7 Catalunya 11/06
Round 8 Netherlands 25/06
Round 9 Germany 02/07
Round 10 Czech Republic 06/08
Round 11 Austria 13/08
Round 12 Great Britain 27/08
Round 13 San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini 10/09
Round 14 Aragon 24/09
Round 15 Japan 15/10
Round 16 Australia 22/10
Round 17 Malaysia 29/10
Round 18 Comunitat Valenciana 12/11

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