Valentino Rossi present in Jerez to closely follow his Mooney VR46 team which has so far amazed in the MotoGP ’23 championship.
The riders of Valentino Rossi’s team, Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi, are gaining altitude in the World Championship. In the first three long races at least one VR46 rider reached the podium, the ‘Bez’ triumphed in Argentina.
The legacy of Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi set foot in the VR46 box on Saturday morning and immediately attracted attention around him. In the Sprint Race Marco Bezzecchi he collected only one point managing to keep the first place in the standings, undermined by another student of the Academy, Pecco Bagnaia. Outside the area, Luca Marini is aiming for Saturday, but for both and for the whole group from Tavullia it’s a really good time.
During his walks in the paddock of the Andalusian track, the Doctor he had the opportunity to release some statements to the Motogp.com official website, recalling that the Jerez circuit has always been one of his favorite tracks, where he has collected seven victories. An appointment that has always been memorable for its atmosphere and the temperatures that almost always resulted in scorching Grands Prix in every sense. His team will now take care of keeping the VR46 brand high.
Marini and Bezzecchi attack pair
2023 started immediately in an aggressive way for Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi. “We have been on the podium in the first three long races this year, with both riders, with ‘Bez’ leading the standings, but Luca is also very strong, he took his first podium“, he noted Valentino Rossi. Another talent who grew up in the shadow of the Ranch is the reigning champion Pecco Bagnaia, even if he will have to improve something on a personal level to reduce the risk of falls. “He’s one of those guys who has something extra, especially when he gets to Ducati, but he’s made mistakes… He just has to concentrate and try to slow down a bit without making mistakes“.
The situation of another of his pupils is more complicated, Franco Morbidelli, who after switching to the official Yamaha team is struggling to find a good harmony with the YZR-M1. “It is a crucial moment for Franco. The only way he has (to continue with Yamaha, ed) is to be as fast as Quartararo, that’s the goal. Now it’s a little more difficult with the Yamaha – concluded the champion from Tavullia -, but he has to give his all if he wants to keep his place in the factory team“.