Luca Marini has set the record straight over an apparent misunderstanding over his relationship with other VR46 riders.
Marini is leaving the VR46 MotoGP team to join Repsol Honda in 2024. His teammate, Marco Bezzecchi, expressed his admiration for Marini and stated that he couldn’t imagine not having him as a teammate. Marini clarified that although his training methods have changed, he still trains with the other riders at the Ranch and has a great relationship with them. As the brother of Valentino Rossi, Marini is under a unique spotlight, but he is focused on improving his results and having a successful MotoGP career. While a two-year deal with Honda has been agreed upon, the official confirmation is still pending. It is expected that his move to Honda will be announced once VR46 finalizes his replacement.