Maverick Vinales has stated that next year he will ride for the team that he thinks will give him the best possible opportunity of winning the MotoGP Championship.
Vinales, who currently rides for Suzuki but who has been linked with Yamaha since it was confirmed that Jorge Lorenzo would be leaving, wants to make a decision on his future sooner rather than later so that he can shift all his focus back to doing what he does best which is racing.
"Really I want to clear fast now, because Lorenzo made a decision and now I think it is important to take (my decision for next year) and concentrate to race," the 21-year-old said.
Vinales is currently caught between staying at Suzuki and taking over Lorenzo's factory Yamaha seat for 2017. When questioned if weekends like the one at the Spanish Grand Prix would influence his decision he was brutally honest in his answer.
"For sure. For sure it makes me think, no? Because when you see (Yamaha) first-second and me and Aleix (Espargaro) are fifth and sixth, you think a little bit."
While Vinales is grateful to Suzuki for giving him a start in MotoGP and is also glad to be apart of a project that continues to make great strides, he has warned that ultimately his decision on whether to go or stay will boil down to which team can offer him the best chance of championship glory.
"From Suzuki, it's a really nice dream (the journey the two parties have shared), but we need to get the results," the Spaniard explained.
"If you don't get the result, it's a mistake.
"About the Yamaha, it makes a lot of sense, because being alongside Valentino (Rossi) can be really important for my career and get on a bike that is already there on the top.
"I need to do the best option I can for me."