Luca Marini in the top ten with 7th in #BritishGP, DNF for Bezzecchi

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A bittersweet Sunday for the Mooney VR46 Racing Team at the British GP hosted today at Silverstone. P7 at the finishing line for Luca Marini who hits another solid placement in the top 10. Marco Bezzecchi, on the other hand, was forced to retire after a crash when he was fighting for the podium.

Starting from the sixth box on the grid in dry conditions, Luca struggled to catch up with the pace of the very first guys at the beginning of the race, but he finished with a good pace also making the most of his riding skills in the rain in mixed conditions. He climbs to 107 points in the general standings in P7 (P2 with 274 points among the Teams).

There was a premature epilogue instead for Marco, after the pole position and the second place in yesterday’s Sprint. Second immediately after the start and in Bagnaia’s slip stream (P1 at that moment), he crashed during the sixth lap and has dropped to third in the Championship with 167 points.


I was expecting a better feeling today and also a different position. I have struggled a lot, especially immediately after the start. When the track isn’t rubberised, I have no feeling at the rear and I lose a lot in acceleration. I had to give up positions, then the sensations started to get better and, with more tyre, I set some good lap times. It started to rain and I found myself battling with other riders, but I was unable to move up the standings. I was expecting a different weekend, I lose a lot in acceleration in these conditions, an aspect on which we have to work a lot also for the future.


A real shame, because we missed an important opportunity to achieve an important result at the end of a very positive weekend. As soon as I entered the corner, I had a front tyre lock. I was in Pecco’s slipstream, so the bike didn’t stop, but actually brought even more speed. Then, at the second touch of the brake, I lost the front end and I was unable to do anything to avoid the crash. I’m going home to forget this Sunday and get back on track in Austria with the same pace seen here.

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