Marco Bezzecchi shines with 2nd in #DutchGP, 7th for Luca Marini
Marco Bezzecchi closes the Dutch GP in the best possible way repeating the second place of 2022. On the Ducati Desmosedici GP, the rider of the Mooney VR46 Racing Team crossed the finishing line in second place thus confirming the P3 in the general standings with 158 points and a more than positive balance for the first half of the season. Seventh place for Luca Marini forced into tenth place after the start.
Starting from the pole position, Marco was third at the first corner, and right in the slipstream of the leading duo. Able to keep the same pace as the very first guys, he managed to move up the standings up to P2 (lap 17), a position he held to the finishing line. This is the fourth podium finish of the season, the seventh overall including placings in Saturday’s race.
Another solid weekend for Luca, who started from the third box of the grid. After a difficult first phase of the race, he recovered up to the seventh place and climbs to 98 points in the general standings (P6 and P2 in the Team standings with 256 points) on the eve of the summer break (next race, British GP, August 6th).
What a weekend, I’m delighted! I immediately felt good here: I took pole, yesterday the victory in the Sprint and today the podium in the GP. I don’t know what to say, a wonderful emotion. The first time I came here was with my family in 2005 to see Vale, who has always been my idol. A beautiful memory, we were on the grass, and today I’m here on the podium. What can I say today, I got off to a good start, then lost a few meters in the battle, but I didn’t give up. Six/seven laps from the chequered flag I started to feel a strange vibration, I was afraid of losing positions, I tried to hold on and not make any mistakes because with the M behind the bike spun more than yesterday. I’m satisfied, I’m going on holidays more than happy with this first part of the season. Thanks to all the Team: they are really giving everything!
It was a very difficult weekend, but we brought home some points and that’s always good. We lacked something in terms of speed, especially in sector 4. I was really struggling to get the bike to corner, I think I have an idea on how to solve this problem, maybe already for the next race or always for this track in the future. Now let’s do a good reset, let’s enjoy the holidays, it will be a relaxing month and then the wedding and training to be more competitive at Silverstone.