Can Vinales beat Rossi in 2017?

Can Vinales beat Rossi in 2017?

Maverick Vinales took the next step in his coming-of-age journey in MotoGP with his maiden victory last weekend. The scene is set for him to make life very difficult for his legendary team-mate when he moves to Yamaha next year

It's hard to know what is more enticing looking ahead to the 2017 MotoGP season, even though it's still six months and six races of the current, compelling campaign away. While this is the fourth consecutive year of the same four riders on the best two bikes, a major shake-up is looming, prompted by Jorge Lorenzo's decision to move to Ducati.

That will be worth watching from the moment Lorenzo first gets on a Desmosedici GP, especially if the various circumstances such as weather and ill-fated set-up gambles continue to make his Yamaha farewell tour a frustrating one. But what will happen in his current garage, when Maverick Vinales arrives from Suzuki to be Valentino Rossi's new team-mate?

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