VR46 Ducati has also retains Luca Marini for the 2024 MotoGP season alongside Marco Bezzecchi to complete its line-up.
Ahead of the team and rider’s home race, Mooney VR46 Racing Team have confirmed that Luca Marini will remain with the squad for the 2024 MotoGP season. Joining the Moto2 team in 2018, Marini links the key moments of his sporting career to this crew. His first podium came at the 2018 German GP; in the same year, he finished second in the intermediate class World Championship.
Currently seventh in the overall standings (125 points), Marini is among the most solid riders in MotoGP. Constantly in the top 10, the Italian has claimed a Sunday race P2 at the Americas GP, plus a P3 in the Argentina GP Tissot Sprint. The #10 and Marco Bezzecchi get set for their third consecutive season together donning VR46 colours in the premier class.
Luca Marini: “Remaining in the Mooney VR46 Racing Team also in 2024 is for me a question of trust in a very close-knit working group, which has believed in me for many years. As a Team, we will do everything to achieve our goals the next season. Not only Vale, Uccio and Pablo whom I thank, but the whole technical Team that supports me and Ducati. Being among the protagonists of the 2024 season, fighting for the Championship as a rider and as a Team is certainly a real ambition.”
Alessio Salucci, Team Director: “I am very pleased to be able to confirm that Luca will also stay with us in 2024. It will be the seventh season with the Team and this is a truly significant recognition of trust for all of us and all our partners who support the project. Confirming a growing Team with the support of Ducati has a symbolic meaning. Luca is a hard worker, always precise, focused on details and this is a real plus in today’s MotoGP. Fast, constant and very solid, I think he has collected less than he deserved so far and I hope he can do his best in these remaining races and in the future.”
Pablo Nieto, Team Manager: “Our 2024 line up is complete and I am very happy to have confirmed both riders. The extension of Luca’s contract for another year means a big boost of confidence for everyone in the Team. A solid working group, with the support of Ducati, built two years ago and which, thanks to the commitment of everyone, including our partners, is achieving ambitious results. Luca is now a certainty in the MotoGP Championship, always constantly among the first guys and I’m sure he will be able to obtain many satisfactions in the future.”
[Note: The story is as per press release]