News 31 Aug 2023

Mooney VR46 extends Bezzecchi through 2024 season

Italian to continue with the team in MotoGP for third-straight campaign.

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Italian Marco Bezzecchi will continue with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team through the 2024 MotoGP World Championship, set to enter his third premier-class season with the team next year.

The announcement clears the air on the highly-rated 24-year-old’s future, as he was linked for some time to a ride at Pramac Racing for 2024, on the latest-spec Ducati machinery.

Bezzecchi currently races on a GP22 Ducati with the VR46 team, and at this moment it seems that he will again be on year-old machinery as he remains with the outfit next season.

“I am really happy to confirm that in 2024 I will be on track with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team,” Bezzecchi said. “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”.

Bezzecchi has two wins and three podiums (four podiums in the sprint) this season and is currently third in the 2023 MotoGP World Championship.