Among the comments following the announcement of the agreement between Ducati and VR46, that of Saudi prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Saud, head of the holding company Tanal Entertainment Sport & Media, sponsor of the team, stands out: “It would be fantastic to see Rossi compete in the coming years. as a rider of our Aramco Racing Team VR46 together with his brother Luca Marini “. Salucci: “This is the goal of a journey that began just over 8 years ago with the birth of the VR46 Riders Academy, a beautiful adventure shared with Sky”
A new era begins for VR46. From the 2022 World Cup it will be team satellite Ducati in MotoGP, thanks to the signing of a three-year agreement with the house of Borgo Panigale. A great result for the work done in recent years by the whole Academy, from Valentino Rossi ad Alessio Salucci, with the aim of bringing the Italian motorcycling excellence and the young talents of the national nursery to the top. And his Royal Highness Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Saud, head of the holding company Tanal Entertainment Sport & Media, sponsor of the team, spoke about Valentino Rossi. The Saudi prince has a dream: “It would be great to see Rossi will compete in the coming years as a rider of our Aramco Racing Team VR46 together with his brother Luca Marini“. In recent days, Valentino had talked about this possibility:” We met with Ducati, we would like to choose the riders, in this period they have shown that they strongly believe in the young riders of our Academy: I think it’s very difficult for me to be racing with the VR46 team in 2022“The names of the riders of the new Ducati VR46 team have not yet been revealed, but who knows one day the Saudi prince’s dream cannot come true.
Il principe Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Saud
“To communicate the beauty of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, from our millennial history to the major projects that have been announced for the next few years, we have chosen VR46 for a five-year joint venture as a strategic partner for compete as protagonists in the MotoGP world championship organized by Dorna Sports. The agreement just signed between the Team and Ducati for the supply of motorcycles for the 2022-2024 seasons is certainly a news that we welcome in a very positive way. Ducati is a company that has great value both in Italy and abroad as well as having demonstrated incredible competitiveness. It would be fantastic for me that Valentino Rossi could compete in the coming years as a rider of our Aramco Racing Team VR46 together with his brother Luca Marini. which already this year competes with the sponsorship of our brands KSA New Cities, MAIC Technologies, TANAL Entertainment Sport & Media. In the coming days, TANAL Entertainment Sport & Media and Aramco will announce from Saudi Arabia a collaboration in international motorsport projects and the details of the project with VR46 in the MotoGP and Moto2 world championships with the hope of being able to further extend their presence in the World Championship which represents a show. fantastic to train young Saudi champions in the near future “.
Alessio Salucci, VR46 Riders Academy
VR46 Ducati satellite team: three-year contract
“We are happy to announce that in 2022 we will race in MotoGP with a team of two riders in the colors of the VR46. A journey that began just over eight years ago with the birth of the VR46 Riders Academy, a beautiful adventure shared with Sky, a long, demanding journey, but full of satisfactions and which makes us very proud. This milestone has a truly unique meaning, but it is not an end point. Year after year, since 2013, we have grown, we have managed to write beautiful pages of our sport between Moto3 and Moto2 and we have crossed our path with many young talents of Italian motorcycling that we have had the privilege of being able to support in their growth path. and that we will continue to support from the lower classes up to MotoGP. A key moment in our history that would not have been possible without Carmelo Ezpeleta who has always believed in this project ea Ducati for the trust he has placed in us for the future “.
Luigi Dall’Igna, Ducati general manager
“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with VR46 for the next three years. Their Academy has always worked seriously and with great professionalism, giving many riders the opportunity to gain experience in Moto2 and Moto3, and today it can be proud to have brought three very talented young riders to MotoGP. VR46 has also shown that he is able to manage his Team in Moto3 and Moto2 with competence and success and therefore we will strive to provide maximum technical support to their new team in MotoGP, convinced of having found in VR46 an ambitious and motivated partner like us, with the common goal of obtaining great results together “.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO Dorna Sports
“Having the pleasure of welcoming Team VR46 to the MotoGP category in 2022 it’s exciting both for fans around the world and for the MotoGP paddock who have followed Valentino Rossi’s incredible career and the growth of the VR46 Riders Academy from the start. Valentino is and will continue to be a very important part of the FIM MotoGP and World Championship now, with his team arriving in the MotoGP class, his extraordinary legacy will continue to inspire new generations of riders and fans. We welcome them to the Premier Class and look forward to many great results in the future. “
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