Bezzecchi is the product of the VR46 Academy arrange by nine-time grand prix motorbike world champion Rossi in 2014 to nurture up-and-coming Italian skills.
Making his MotoGP debut final yr, Bezzecchi scored a maiden podium at Assen and a primary pole in Thailand, and was touted as a darkish horse for large leads to 2023.
Qualifying second at Rio Honda and ending in that place within the dash, Bezzecchi led each lap of the moist 25-lap grand prix to attain each his and Rossi’s crew its first MotoGP victory.
Speaking concerning the emotion of his win, Bezzecchi mentioned: “Solely two races [into 2023], however anyway it’s an emotion that’s unbelievable.
“I by no means anticipated this. In my thoughts I considered all the things, however by no means this.
“However truthfully I’m joyful extra for the crew, as a result of with out Vale and the Academy it was most likely unattainable to reach right here.”
Bezzecchi is the third rider from the VR46 Academy to have received within the MotoGP class, following on from 2020 championship runner-up Franco Morbidelli and reigning world champion Francesco Bagnaia.
A crash for Bagnaia within the Argentina predominant race has additionally allowed Bezzecchi to take the lead within the championship by 9 factors after the primary two rounds.
Marco Bezzecchi, VR46 Racing Group have fun with the Group
Picture by: Media VR46
In 2022, satellite tv for pc Ducati rider Enea Bastianini received 4 instances for Gresini and was an element within the championship battle till the penultimate spherical.
Requested whether or not he can contemplate himself a title challenger now after Argentina as a satellite tv for pc Ducati rider, Bezzecchi says “it’s a bit of bit too early”.
“No, I believe not,” he mentioned of his personal title prospects. “I believe it’s a bit of bit too early. Nonetheless, it’s simply the second weekend.
“Now we’ll go to Austin, which is a monitor that may be very tough and the place Marc [Marquez] is generally unbeatable.
“I believe it’s a bit of bit too early in the intervening time. I wish to get pleasure from at the present time and attempt to study each time. However we’ll see in a number of months.”