The 25-year-old made his MotoGP debut final 12 months with Avintia Ducati on a GP19 backed by VR46, earlier than racing a 2022-spec Ducati this season with the VR46 squad.
Marini was certainly one of two Ducati riders to not rating a podium in 2022 alongside Gresini rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio, however loved a constant marketing campaign in 12th within the standings on 120 factors.
MotoGP is not any stranger to having household relations on the grid, with Marc and Alex Marquez, Pol and Aleix Espargaro, and Darryn and Brad Binder racing on the grid in 2022.
This, nevertheless, has led to feedback – notably in Alex Marquez’s case – that a few of them are solely in MotoGP due to their surname.
Whereas he doesn’t share a surname with Rossi, Marini’s familial ties are sometimes talked about in the identical breath when he’s talked about and the pair even shared a automobile twice within the Gulf 12 Hours endurance race, ending third in a Kessel-run Ferrari in 2019.
However the 25-year-old has no downside together with his familial connection to Rossi being mentioned, and feels making comparisons between them is silly.
“No, sincerely this doesn’t change a lot,” Marini informed Autosport in an unique interview when requested if he felt any further stress driving in Rossi’s workforce.
“The comparability has by no means occurred as a result of it’s inconceivable to check.
Luca Marini, VR46 Racing Crew
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“What Vale did in his profession is one thing unbelievable that no one will do one thing much like what he has carried out, as a result of additionally it’s a special interval.
“Now it’s inconceivable to win 10 races in a row as a result of the extent is simply too excessive, it’s an excessive amount of.
“Every part is at an unbelievable degree, the 24 riders in MotoGP are unbelievable, the bikes are unbelievable, and each rider can win a race.
“So, it’s not attainable to make a comparability. So, for me there isn’t a extra stress.
“The riders with stress are right here to win, as a result of they’re right here for this as a result of it’s troublesome to win each Sunday.”
Marini will stay with VR46 for the 2023 season, however will proceed to race a 2022-spec bike after Ducati elected to solely discipline current-spec works equipment at its manufacturing facility squad and Pramac.