Solid end to the season for Marini and Bezzecchi with 7th and 11th in the #ValenciaGP
Another solid Team result, with Luca Marini’s P7 and Marco Bezzecchi’s P11, for the Mooney VR46 Racing Team in Valencia where the last race of the 2022 season took place today. A rookie year for the whole Team in the Top class, riding the Ducati Desmosedici GP, and the first of the duo VR46 Racing Team and Mooney, crowned with third place in the standings of Independent Teams (231 points), the 12th place for Luca (120 points) and Marco’s 14th (111 points) in the overall standings, Rookie of the Year.
Starting from the eleventh box on the grid, Luca, with an excellent pace, was immediately behind the top 8. He crossed the finishing line seventh which means ten times in the top 10 of the season.
Marco also made a good recovery, from the P18 of the grid. After a good sprint at the start he climbed up to the limits of top 10, thus confirming the leadership among the Rookies.
A very very difficult race: I immediately started to have problems in terms of temperatures. The bike went into protection and took off power. A very strange thing, we are analysing the data to understand, because it is the kind of problem that we have never had, not even in Thailand or Malaysia. That said, I’m happy with the performance. I didn’t give up and I managed the rear tyre well. I hit another good placement and closed a solid race. I want to thank Ducati and the Team for this year and say BRAVO to Pecco for this great victory in the World Championship. Now we are working towards 2023 to constantly remain in the top 3.
A positive race: I struggled all weekend, but today I tried. If I think about the start from the P18, I can only be happy. It was not obvious to be able to recover. Too bad only for the top 10, it was within reach. A first season to be framed, with the title of Rookie, the podium and the pole. What can I say, thanks to the Team and Ducati, I can’t wait to get back on track tomorrow morning and start getting to know my new bike. And then BRAVISSIMO Pecco, a well-deserved World Championship.