The official has arrived: the team VR46 in MotoGP he was linked to Ducati until 2024. Valentino Rossi’s team has signed a three-year contract with the Borgo Panigale manufacturer, with a partnership which will last until 2024. The pilots, but as can be seen from the press release that we report to you, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (owner of the holding company that is linked to the VR46 team) hopes to have Valentino himself in his training Rossi, together with Luca Marini.
MotoGP | Official: VR46 team with Ducati until 2024
“A project born in 2013 that of the VR46 Riders Academy to support the young talents of motorcycling made in Italy, a constant growth, from the lower championships, to Moto2 up to the first steps in the Top class and a promise kept over the last eight years: to land in MotoGP under the banner of the Italian flag. Lots of news coming for 2022, but unchanged goals and passion for the newborn Aramco Racing Team VR46: from the signing of the five-year agreement for participation in the MotoGP World Championship between VR46 and Dorna Sports, to the three-year contract with Ducati to raise the Italian excellence of motorcycling and the young talents of the national nursery, which has always been among the objectives of the VR46 Riders Academy. Aramco Racing Team VR46 will be Team Satellite of the Borgo Panigale manufacturer with two bikes lined up on the starting grid for the 2022 season. Promoted to the leadership of the MotoGP team, in the role of Team Manager, Pablo Nieto, linked to the talents of the VR46 Riders Academy and Sky Racing Team VR46 in Moto3 and Moto2 since 2015.
The agreement consolidates the partnership between VR46 and Tanal Entertainment Sport & Media, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco and is part of the investment plans of Tanal Entertainment Sport & Media related to Saudi Vision 2030. These include large urban projects linked to the KSA New Cities brand, research and technological avant-garde with the involvement of MAIC Technologies, KMHG and other international partners and projects aimed at sustainability also in the Motorsport sector.
Alessio Salucci, VR46 Riders Academy: “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 a little over eight years ago with the birth of the VR46 Riders Academy, a beautiful adventure shared with Sky, a long, challenging, but full of satisfactions journey that 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 and to Ducati for the trust he has placed in us for the future.”.
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO Dorna Sports: “Having the pleasure of welcoming Team VR46 into the MotoGP category in 2022 is exciting for both fans around the world and the MotoGP paddock who have followed Valentino Rossi’s incredible career and the growth of the VR46 Riders Academy from the very beginning. Valentino is and will continue to be a very important part of the FIM MotoGP World Championship and 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“.
Luigi Dall’Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse: “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 it can manage its 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 that we have found in VR46 an ambitious and motivated partner like us, with the common goal of achieving great results together”.
His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud: “To communicate the beauty of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, from our millennial history to the great projects that have been announced for the next few years, we have chosen VR46 for a five-year joint venture as a strategic partner to compete as protagonists in the organized MotoGP World Championship. by Dorna Sports. The agreement just signed between the Team and Ducati for the supply of motorcycles for the 2022-2024 seasons is certainly 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”.