In a move that will surprise no-one, Issac Vinales has been confirmed as full-time rider for the 2023 Pedercini and Vinales Racing WorldSBK partnership.
While the team failed to appear on the 2023 entry lists released in late December, a statement from TPR by Viñales Racing on Monday detailed its return to action for the first European race of the 2023 FIM Superbike World Championship, scheduled for late April at the TT Circuit Assen - bypassing the opening flyaway action at Phillip Island and Mandalika.
Viñales, who raced for TPR Team Pedercini at Estoril in 2022 will contest all remaining rounds of the coming season aboard a Kawasaki ZX10 RR machine, while also lining up with Wójcik Racing in EWC.
“I am very happy to be able to race with TPR by Viñales Racing in 2023,” the 29-year-old Spaniard confirmed. “I am happy to be back in the World Superbike paddock and I am working hard to give 100 per cent and hope for the good results that will surely come. I want to thank Lucio, Angel and the sponsors for the trust placed in me.”
“I am happy to confirm Isaac will return to the team with us for the 2023 season,” Team Principal, Lucio Pedercini added. “We already worked together in Estoril last year, so we know each other a little. We are working hard behind the scenes and I am confident that the new look team will be able to perform well – in any case we will do our best. We will update with more information in the coming weeks regarding testing, but we will be ready for Assen!”