4 representatives in MotoGP, locations nonetheless undecided in Moto2, newcomers in Moto3: that is what we all know in regards to the 2022 season of the riders of the VR46 Riders Academy.
The boss and co-founder of the construction, Valentino rossi, resides his final season at a excessive degree. He’ll depart the premier class similtaneously the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Workforce following the 2021 Valencia Grand Prix on November 14th. The next ? It ought to be written in motor racing. He desires to do Endurance races, desires of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s not unimaginable to search out him in a full GT3 championship.
Second within the MotoGP world, Francesco Bagnaia will retain the official Ducati rider place (Ducati Lenovo Workforce) occupied since this yr. With two victories, seven podiums and fourteen out of fifteen races accomplished in factors, the 2018 Moto2 world champion has turn into the benchmark amongst Ducatists. With three Grands Prix remaining, he’s the one driver nonetheless in a position to forestall Fabio Quartararo from being topped world champion.
Driver of the Sepang Racing Workforce since 2019, Franco Morbidelli gained his promotion to the official Yamaha workforce (Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP), alongside Fabio Quartararo. His switch was not initially deliberate, however was made attainable by the departure of Maverick Viñales. The MotoGP 2020 vice-world champion has already taken his place because the San Marino Grand Prix.
Rookie in MotoGP this season, Luca Marini will proceed his apprenticeship within the premier class. He would be the prime driver of the Aramco Racing Workforce VR46 (working title), and may get particular therapy: a Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Right now it has a complicated GP19 mannequin.
At present third within the Moto2 World Championship, Marco Bezzecchi will be part of Luca Marini in MotoGP, reforming the 2019 SKY Racing Workforce VR46 duo. Not like his compatriot, he can have the 2021 model of the Ducati.
The Moto2 part of the VR46 will probably be represented by Celestino Vietti, wrapping up an ideal yr as a rookie within the intermediate class – thirteenth place within the normal classification with 5 races completed within the top-10, and ten in factors. The introduced title of the workforce is now not SKY Racing Workforce VR46, however Aramco Racing Workforce VR46, as a result of arrival of Saudi sponsors. Even when the vagueness which surrounds the state of affairs would invite to make use of the conditional.
Stefano Manzi he isn’t certain if he’ll proceed in Moto2. His fifth season right here goes badly, and he’s solely 22nd within the provisional standings on the Kalex from Flexbox HP40, which is not going to preserve him. 22nd was additionally the results of the MV Agusta of the Ahead Racing workforce final yr. His solely probability to remain appears to be to be picked up by the Aramco Racing Workforce VR46.
Niccolo Antonelli can also be a candidate for this place, which might be a switch to Moto2 after ten seasons of the Moto3 World Championship. At virtually 26 years previous, the Cattolica pilot wants to offer his profession a brand new route. It is time. In any other case, you may think about him staying on the Avintia VR46 Riders Academy workforce.
Holder of Moto3 since 2015, Andrea Migno will nonetheless be in 2022. The winner of the 2017 Italian Grand Prix has prolonged his contract with the Rivacold Snipers Workforce, with whom he has secured two podiums and two poles this season.
His teammate would be the teen Alberto Surra, newcomer on the worldwide scene and within the VR46 clan. He’s in reality already ending the 2021 season instead of Filip Salac, who left for CarXpert Prustel GP.
Barely title Italian Moto3 champion (CIV), Elia Bartolini is among the names circulating to hitch the Avintia VR46 Riders Academy workforce. A motion that might be logical since it’s a part of the Bardahl VR46 Rider Academy workforce, led by the daddy of Francesco Bagnaia.
Second in the identical Italian championship, Matteo bertelle – who will not be, to the information of GP-Inside, a pilot of the VR46 Riders Academy as such – can also be cited as a possible candidate for a world stage. This appears linked to the way forward for Niccolo Antonelli who, if he steps as much as Moto2, would probably unencumber a spot within the Avintia VR46 Riders Academy.
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