16-Year-Old Rides Paris Hilton Racing To First MotoGP Victory [Photos]
Very rarely does Busted Coverage dabble in the MotoGP news market for obvious reasons unless some Grid Girl has a skirt disaster or a fan gets hit by a motorcycle. And the moto circuit is full of Euros that just bore us to death and never end up on ESPN. But, folks, all eyes on deck. Paris Hiton has a racing team that her handlers said would be a great idea and the bike even sports pink. Well, Paris Hilton Racing tasted its very first victory lane nectar over the weekend in Le Mans, France.
This tweet made it through most of the sports blogosphere dorks who, like us, don’t hit up Ms. Hilton for our MotoGP results.
Wow! So proud of my Motogp Team Rider Maverick Vinales for Winning First Place in the big Race! Huge!
The kid is 16 and became the youngest Spanish rider to win a World Motorcycling Championship with this surprising victory in France. His Wikipedia bio says that Maverick started competitive racing at 3 and has worked his way through the GP circuit.
Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) claimed his first ever victory in the 125cc MotoGP class in just his fourth race by beating Nicolás Terol (Bankia Aspar) on the final lap at in a thrilling race long battle at Le Mans, France.
Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) was third Sunday at 125cc France MotoGP.
Under ominous black clouds and in very cool conditions, the race was run without the predicted rain. The 125cc Rookie Viñales who achieved his best qualifying result of his rookie campaign with third place on the front row, pressurised the championship leader from the start and was the only rider able to match his pace throughout the race.
The 16-year old 125cc MotoGP rider had finished fourth in Portugal, passed Terol who appeared to let the youngster through mid way through the race.
And just think, he has the greatest team owner in the history of MotoGP. If only we had an ounce of this luck when we were 16. Sucks to think back.