Luca Marini ends his time with VR46 team with 9th in #ValenciaGP, Marco Bezzecchi DNF

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A complicated Sunday for Marco Bezzecchi, in the gravel immediately after the start due to a contact with another rider, but capable of achieving the third place in the overall standings in the second year in the Top class of the Mooney VR46 Racing Team with 329 points (P3 among teams with 530 points). Luca Marini says Goodbye to the Team after six years with a good comeback to ninth place.

Starting from the P7 on the grid and with an excellent race pace, Marco was forced to retire at the third corner. In the gravel, blameless after a contact, he is unable to end the season in the best way possible.

Eighth overall with 201 points Luca, who started from the 17th box on the grid. He recovers to reach the top 10 and closes his adventure with the VR46 Racing Team after 110 GPs and a lot of great results.


The race wasn’t bad, in fact today we managed to put in a good performance after a complicated weekend. I started well and kept a good pace. I was hoping for something more to end in the best possible way with the Team, but it wasn’t possible. Thanks so much to the whole crew, they have been wonderful years, we have done a lot together and this season we have made a truly significant step forward. In qualifying above all, which is the key to the weekend, we were among the best, perhaps we could have reached something more in the race, but I’m still happy. A hug to everyone, many congratulations to Pecco who repeated himself and a look to the future.


For the final race I expected something different, unfortunately the race ended practically at the start. I’m very sorry, I was hoping to give the Team a good finish after a really good weekend. What can I say, in my second year in MotoGP, the third place in the general ranking, behind Pecco, a friend and a great Champion, is something that surprised me too. The three victories and the many podiums are something beyond all my expectations. The Team did an incredible job, they never gave up and I’m proud of them all.

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