The Italian will share a team with Joan Mir
MADRID, 27 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Italian rider Luca Marini will race with Repsol Honda for the next two seasons, until 2025, the MotoGP team confirmed this Monday, so he will take the place of the Spanish Marc Márquez, who is leaving Honda after eleven years to ride the Ducati Gresini Racing.
“Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce the signing of Luca Marini for the 2024 and 2025 seasons of the MotoGP World Championship,” Repsol Honda reported this Monday, where he will share a garage with the Spanish Joan Mir.
Marini, 26 years old and brother of the legendary Valentino Rossi, finished the 2023 season with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team, ‘Il Dottore’ team and in which he also had the transalpine Marco Bezzecchi as a partner, in eighth position overall.
He promoted to MotoGP in 2021 after achieving six victories and 15 podiums in the Moto2 World Championship, finishing runner-up in 2020. In the premier class, Marini has achieved two podiums in Grand Prix, two poles and four podiums in sprint races in 2023.
In this way, he takes on the challenge of taking the place of Marc Márquez, who in October announced that he would leave Repsol Honda after eleven seasons – and where he has been MotoGP champion six times – and that in 2024 he would race with a Ducati from the team. Gresini Racing, where he will once again share the box with his brother Alex.
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