Ducati and Mooney VR46 have an ‘agreement in sight’ that could bring Valentino Rossi and Marco Bezzecchi’s dreams to reality

Marco Bezzecchi's contract with Mooney VR46 team ends in 2023.


Ducati and Mooney VR46 have an ‘agreement in sight’ that could bring Valentino Rossi and Marco Bezzecchi’s dreams to reality

Valentino Rossi (Left, credits: Autosport) and Marco Bezzecchi (Right, credits: Sportal.Eu)

Ducati and the Mooney VR46 team are on the verge of an agreement that will pave the way for Marco Bezzecchi to ride an official Desmosedici in the 2024 MotoGP season. Reports suggest that Bezzecchi is highly content with both the technical support and his remuneration, sealing the deal.

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As Bezzecchi’s contract expiry with Mooney VR46 approaches, the rumour mill is churning about a possible move to Pramac for next season. Yet, amidst the swirling speculations, Bezzecchi has pledged his allegiance to the team, under one condition – only the factory Ducati MotoGP team would entice him away.

A report by Gazzetta indicates that an “agreement is in sight” between Ducati and the Mooney VR46 team. The agreement aims to provide Bezzecchi with an official Desmosedici bike for the highly anticipated 2024 MotoGP season. “Bezzecchi is satisfied, both in terms of technical treatment and salary,” the report confirms.

This year has been a great one for the Italian, as he proved himself a true title challenger in the MotoGP championship. Currently standing in the third position, only 36 points behind Francesco Bagnaia and just one point behind Jorge Martin, Bezzecchi’s prowess has been evident with two impressive wins, one in a rain-soaked Argentina and another in a chaotic Le Mans race.

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Protracted talks between Ducati Corse GM and Mooney VR46 team manager led to the contract

Gigi Dall’Igna, Ducati General Manager
Gigi Dall’Igna, Ducati General Manager (Credits: Motorsport.com)

Behind the scenes, Ducati’s General Manager, Gigi Dall’Igna, and VR46 team boss, Uccio Salucci, have been engaging in fruitful discussions, culminating in a promising deal. Both parties are keen on keeping Bezzecchi, who has not only excelled on the track but also harmonized well with the team dynamics.

As the details of the agreement remain shrouded in secrecy, Bezzecchi’s focus is undoubtedly on mounting a fierce challenge against his fellow Ducati rider, Francesco Bagnaia. The prospect of having official Desmosedici machinery might just be the push Bezzecchi needs to elevate his game and take on the championship.

As the 2023 season unfolds, fans eagerly await further announcements that may solidify Bezzecchi’s position in the MotoGP hierarchy. Until then, the racing world holds its breath in excitement, eager to witness Bezzecchi’s journey and potential success in the forthcoming 2024 MotoGP season.

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