Yamaha and Maverick Viñales have mutually decided to terminate their current 2021-2022 agreement at the close of this season.
Following Maverick Viñales’ request, Yamaha has agreed to put an early end to their current two-year contract. In their fifth season together, they mutually decided to go their separate ways after this year.
Both parties are committed to putting in their maximum effort for the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season and ending the relationship on a high note.
MANAGING DIRECTOR, YAMAHA MOTOR RACING
It is with sadness that we will say farewell to Maverick at the end of the year. We are in the middle of our fifth season together, and over the years, we have achieved many highs and had to manage many lows.
After the German GP, which was the most challenging weekend of our partnership, we had essential discussions in Assen. We concluded that it would be in the interest of both parties to go our separate ways in the future.
As we always have done, Yamaha will put in their maximum effort to give full support to Maverick and finish this season in the best way possible.
MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP RIDER
This partnership has been very significant to me over the last five years, and it proved a difficult decision to part ways.
In these seasons together, we experienced both significant achievements and challenging times. However, the underlying feeling is mutual respect and appreciation. I am fully committed and will strive to achieve the best results for the rest of the season.