2nd and 4th in the Portuguese GP and the Championship for Marini and Bezzecchi
Luca Marini conquered the P2 in the overall standings of the Moto2 class: the rider of the Sky Racing Team VR46 closes 9 points from the World title with three wins and three second places.
Started from the second box on the grid, Luca took the lead which he kept up to two laps from the checkered flag. Second on the finishing line, with today’s points he took the place of honor in the Championship (196 points) before his MotoGP debut next year with Sky Racing Team VR46, Esponsorama Racing and Ducati.
Great recovery from the 12th box on the grid after a good fight for Marco who achieved the fourth place in the race and in the championship standings (184 points) thanks to two wins and another 5 podiums collected during the season. The Team as also conquered the title among the crews with 380 points.
I’m happy with the season, I’m proud because I’ve always given my 100% in every session, in every race, in every corner. On and off the track. We won together with the whole Team and we made mistakes together, some we paid a lot. Today I pushed hard to win, but Gardner was stunning. We close the year with a great P2, we had fun and I want to thank the whole team, my family, my girlfriend and the Academy for the support and Ducati for the great opportunity that awaits me next year.
After qualifying, I tried to have a good race and recover. I had a good start, quickly climbed up the rankings and tried to impose my pace. It wasn’t easy, I was very aggressive and I have damaged the tire a little in the first laps. I defended the P4 in the final laps and I am happy with the season anyway: with the team we have always given our best.