Marco Bezzecchi to Remain with Mooney VR46 Racing Through 2024

August 30, 2023Ray Milton

After some back and forth speculation as to whether Bezzecchi would be parting ways with the Mooney VR46 Racing team. The team has announced that Bezzecchi will be staying with the team at least until the end of 2024. The move is welcomed by fans as Bezzecchi made his MotoGP debut with the team and they have some unfinished business in the championship fight. Valentino Rossi has been vocal about his desire for Bezzecchi to stay with the team. The delay came due to Bezzecchi wanting a shot from a Ducati factory team. However, that opportunity never came to fruition on paper. Bezzecchi and Team Director Alessio Salucci had the following words regarding the decision.

Marco Bezzecchi – 72

“I am really happy to confirm that in 2024 I will be on track with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team. This Team has been crucial to my career until now and into the future. I arrived here in 2020, in Moto2, we then landed together in 2022 in MotoGP and this year we had an incredible season so far. Continuing to grow in this working group, with the support of Ducati, is the most natural choice for me. 2024 brings with it many expectations, but right now I want to focus on this season. We are currently fighting for the podium in the Championship, we have the Team Title open with Luca and I am sure that everyone in the Team will give their all, even more than they have done so far, to achieve these goals. Thanks to Vale, Uccio, Pablo, the VR46 Riders Academy and all those who made this possible. Remaining in the Vale Team is a great motivation as well as a pride”.

Alessio Salucci, Team Director

“I cannot hide the satisfaction of having signed this agreement with Marco. Not only because he represents a bet won within a long growth path in our Team from Moto2, but for the entire working group and also for all our partners, whom we thank for their support, and the fans who follow us. It was essential to be able to continue another year and I have to thank all those who collaborate with the management of the Team, Vale and Pablo for the collective work that has led us to achieve this goal. I’m happy because I know how much means for Marco to stay here in our Family. As a Team, together with Ducati, we will give him all the resources and commitment available to continue working with the same serenity and Team spirit that has allowed us to achieve extraordinary goals this season”.