27-year-old Isaac Viñales began his racing career in the Spanish championship in 2006 and he took his first win in the CEV 125 Championship later in 2009. For 2010 he remained in the class, but the year also welcomed his debut on the international stage, as he made a first wildcard appearance at his home grand prix in the 125cc World Championship. After other two seasons in national championships, Viñales finally stepped up to the MotoGP™ paddock in 2012 as he contested his first full-time season in the Moto3™ World Championship, where he raced until 2015, scoring three podiums in 2014 and one third place the following year.
After three difficult seasons in Moto2™ from 2016 to 2018, Viñales switched paddocks to WorldSSP in 2019. Following several ups and downs, the Spaniard managed to finish his year on a high note with three consecutive podiums, his first in the class. He followed this up with two more podiums in 2020 before securing a ride with Orelac Racing VerdNatura in WorldSBK for 2021.