MotoGP | Maverick Viñales Makes History with Thrilling Victory in America


In the heart of the Lone Star State, Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) etched his name into the annals of MotoGP history with a performance that will be talked about for generations.

At the Circuit Of The Americas, amidst the roar of engines and the thunder of cheering crowds, Viñales showcased his prowess, not just as a rider, but as a legend in the making.

The race kicked off in true MotoGP fashion, with bikes jostling for position like warriors on a battlefield. Viñales, starting from pole position, found himself shuffled down the pack after a chaotic start, but as any true champion knows, the race isn’t won at the starting line—it’s won in the grit and determination to claw back every inch lost.

And claw back he did. Pass after pass, Viñales carved his way through the field, his Aprilia machine seemingly dancing through the twists and turns of the track. It was a masterclass in skill and strategy, a testament to Viñales’ unwavering focus and unwavering belief in himself.

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As he surged towards the front, Viñales wasn’t just racing for victory; he was racing to make history. And when the checkered flag finally waved, it was Maverick Viñales who crossed the finish line, his name forever etched in the record books as the first rider to win with three different manufacturers in the MotoGP era.

But Viñales wasn’t the only star of the show. Behind him, young phenom Pedro Acosta (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3) proved that age is just a number, claiming second place and solidifying his status as one of the sport’s brightest talents. And let’s not forget Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team), whose late surge secured him a spot on the podium, capping off an unforgettable race in America.

Marc Marquez (Gresini Racing), the eight-time World Champion, was on a trajectory to showcase yet another masterclass in motorcycle racing at the Circuit Of The Americas. With each lap, Marquez’s skill and determination were on full display as he carved through the pack, ultimately seizing the lead with a daring move that left spectators in awe.

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Leading the charge, Marquez seemed poised to add another victory to his illustrious career. However, fate had other plans. In a heart-stopping moment, at the apex of his dominance, Marquez’s bike slipped from beneath him, sending him sliding out of contention and shattering the dreams of victory. It was a gut-wrenching turn of events, a reminder of the fine line between triumph and despair in the high-stakes world of MotoGP.

As the dust settles and the engines quiet, one thing is clear: Maverick Viñales didn’t just win a race; he made history. And in the world of MotoGP, where legends are born and champions are made, that’s a feat worthy of celebration.

Now, as the paddock turns its attention back to Europe and the historic Circuit de Jerez – Angel Nieto, we can only wonder what other thrills and spills await us on the road to glory.

MotoGP returns on April 28th, with the Spanish GP, at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto.


Marcelo Souza

Author, Editor and Administrator of the MotoNews World website, graduated in Accounting, passionate about motorcycles and technology.

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