a big surprise in the pits

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Big surprise in the VR46 garage at Jerez: Valentino Rossi will be alongside his riders Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi.

Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi – Motors.News

Valentino Rossi will arrive in the Jerez de la Frontera paddock to be close to his VR46 team. A nice surprise for Luca Marini and classification leader Marco Bezzecchi.

Valentino Rossi to defend the leadership

The MotoGP world championship lands in Jerez de la Frontera, where the team Mooney VR46 arrives with Marco Bezzecchi in first place in the standings, followed by his Academy mate I’m sorry Bagnaia. Valentino Rossi will also be in the Andalusian paddock over the weekend who will work inside the garage to support his two riders, ‘Bez’ and his brother Luca Marini, but also to be close to Morbidelli and Bagnaia.

Luca Marini (Ansa)
Luca Marini – Motors.News

Marco Bezzecchi he will shoulder the responsibility of defending the leadership of the MotoGP that he picked up at Termas de Rio Hondo and which, for now, remains in his hands. He has an 11-point lead over his closest pursuer Bagnaia, but in Jerez he will be able to count on the closeness in the maestro’s garage Valentino Rossi.

The Doctor arrives in Spain after participating in the first event of the GT WCE 2023 championship in Monza, where his Wrt team collected a retirement due to his mistake and a tire puncture while his teammate was driving Augusto Farfus team.

The Doctor in the Mooney VR46 Racing Team pits

The champion from Tavullia will not limit himself to supporting the riders of his team, but will also take care of the other two students, Franco Morbidelli and Pecco Bagnaia. The former grapples with a feeling he hasn’t found with the Yamaha M1 yet, the latter is back from two consecutive crashes.

To Marco Bezzecchi the merit of having given the first victory in MotoGP to his team in the GP of Argentina. “It’s great that he’s back in a race, I’m very happy. It can help in many ways. He has a lot of experience and can understand from the track side if we are going well or badly and give us many tips on how to ride or how to approach the sessions“, commented the rider from Romagna.

He echoed him Luca Marini who took his first MotoGP podium in the last round in the United States. “It’s great to have him here. I hope he can give me some good advice. Because every time he manages to see many things, more than anyone else“.