This year, FASSI will once again be lending its support to the Mooney VR46 Racing Team, which will be celebrating its tenth year on the racetrack! In particular, FASSI will be featured on the Ducati Desmosedici GP bikes of Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi, Rookie of the Year 2022, who will be racing in the MotoGP World Championship.
With 231 points won overall in his debut season, a podium position, a pole position and a strong presence in the top 10, the Mooney VR46 Racing Team is ready to collect even more wins. A close-knit team working under the watchful eye of the Team Owner Valentino Rossi, and once again led by Alessio Salucci, the Team Director, and Pablo Nieto, the Team Manager. A top-level technical squad that carries the Made-in-Italy quality of Ducati, the 2022 World Champion motorbike. Luca Marini, now in his third year of MotoGP, is ready to achieve ambitious goals following a pre-season period that got off to a flying start, together with Marco Bezzecchi, who is by no means lagging behind and who has his eyes set on the best possible result for the first race in Portugal on 26 March.
“I expect a great 2023 from the Mooney VR46 Racing Team”, stated the Team Owner Valentino Rossi. “We made our MotoGP debut last year after many years in Moto3 and Moto2, and it was a fantastic season; we were fast, despite the team being new, and the boys did an excellent job, fighting for the podium and first place on many occasions. This will be our goal again in 2023”.
“I am extremely satisfied with the off-season results”, echoed Luca Marini. “The bike is really fast and competitive, and I love the new all-black graphics. I feel we are close to all-round perfection. The race pace in Malaysia was good, the simulation for the single qualifying lap was fantastic and we are happy. We can vie for the top 5 every weekend, all we need to do is try and best exploit our potential in the first GP races”.
“I really liked last season’s bike”, said Marco Bezzecchi, “but the total-black version is on another level! I am happy with the tests, I feel good on the new bike, and I immediately felt the difference. The connection with the accelerator is the most immediately striking aspect, as well as the aerodynamics. With two races on the same weekend, it will be tough, at least at the beginning, just in terms of understanding how to manage the physical aspects. I want to win my first race; this is my goal”.