Bezzecchi renews with Mooney VR46 until 2024
Marco Bezzecchi renews with Mooney VR46 Racing Team until the end of next season.
With this announcement, the rumors that placed Bezzecchi at the helm of the Pramac that Zarco had vacated after his departure to LRC Racing dissipated. With this new extension, he will add three seasons with the Italian team in MotoGP.
Currently, the third place in the World Championship, he has added two victories and three podiums and four podiums in the sprint in the current season, which has made him one of the contenders to snatch the title from Pecco Bagnaia in 2023. Next season, the Mooney VR46 will continue to enjoy the growth as a driver of the young Italian.” I am very happy to confirm that in 2024 I will be on the track with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team. This team has been crucial for my career so far and in the future. I arrived here in 2020, in Moto2, then we landed together in 2022 in MotoGP and this year we have had an incredible season so far. Continuing to grow in this work group, with the support of Ducati, is the most natural choice for me,” says Marco Bezzecchi.
“2024 brings with it a lot of expectations, but right now I want to focus on this season. We are currently fighting for the Championship podium, we have the team title open with Luca, and I am sure that everyone in the team will give everything, even more than have done so far, to achieve these goals. Thanks to Vale, Uccio, Pablo, the VR46 Riders Academy and everyone who made this possible. Staying in Team Vale is a great motivation as well as a source of pride,” concludes the Italian rider. About his renewal with the team.
Happiness in the team for the renewal
The team manager, Alessio Salucci, shows his joy for having renewed Bezzecchi: “I cannot hide the satisfaction of having signed this agreement with Marco. Not only because it represents a bet won within a long path of growth in our Team since Moto2, but for the entire work group and also for all our partners, whom we thank for their support, and the fans who follow us.”
Official statement from Mooney VR46 Racing Team
Marco Bezzecchi will race with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team in 2024 on a Ducati Desmosedici GP. The rider from Rimini, currently third in the overall standings with 183 points, and author of two victories and three podiums (four podiums in the sprint) this season, will be a Tavullia Team rider for the fifth consecutive year (Moto2 debut in 2020). A path of progressive growth that leads him to touch the Championship podium in Moto2 for the first time in 2020 (P4), a goal that he achieved in 2021 with third place and sealed with his debut in MotoGP in 2022. A season in which Bezzecchi impresses, winning the Rookie of the Year title, a podium (P2 in the Dutch GP) and a pole position (Thailand GP).
A natural choice and a test of continuity to count again next year with a working group and with the support of Ducati. A crucial aspect for Bezzecchi that allows him to win the first victory in the highest category (Argentine GP) of his career and of the 10-year history of the team, and thus demonstrate his talent and be a true protagonist of the 2023 Championship.