MotoGP News: Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini to move to MotoGP with Avintia

Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini will move to MotoGP for 2021 with the Avintia team, Marini will ride under the Sky VR46 Racing Team banner, both will be riding a Ducati.

Negotiations have gone on for months, but it is now finally official that Luca Marini and Enea Bastianini will move to MotoGP for 2021 with the Avintia team, Marini will be riding in a Sky VR46 Racing set up, his teammate Enea Bastiniaini is thought to be riding with the Avintia colours.

Marini will ride a Ducati in the class with Bastinaini after Valentino Rossi was able to reach an agreement for the team to remove Tito Rabat and secure a grid slot for their star Moto2 rider Luca Marini.

RAÚL ROMERO: “Esponsorama Racing shows once again the evolution carried out in recent years, going from being the tail of the category to fighting for the front positions thanks to the technical and sporting restructuring of the team added to the arrival of Johann Zarco and evolution of Tito Rabat during the last years. Time has shown that things well-done pay off and we only have words of thanks to our partners such as Ducati, Öhlins or Brembo and all our sponsors. Having Luca Marini with us next year and the structure of the SKY VR46 is a source of pride since, to this day, it is one of the strongest structures in the championship in all categories.”

LUCA MARINI: “Getting to MotoGP is the dream that every rider has had since childhood. Having this great opportunity and being able to share it with Sky Racing Team VR46, Esponsorama Racing and Ducati is even better. In these years with the team I have accumulated a lot of experience, I have grown and I have achieved the first important results. We are in a crucial phase of the season, we will continue working hard to reach the maximum goal before taking this big step together.”

ENEA BASTIANINI: “I am very happy to get into MotoGP with Ducati and Esponsorama Racing. Now I have to concentrate on finishing the season since I would like to go up as World Champion although I know it will not be easy. The following season, several riders made the leap to MotoGP, we started a new adventure together with the fastest riders in the world in which I think that together with the team I will be able to achieve good results.”


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