Team Valentino Rossi VR46 without GP23

Manufacturer Borgo Panigale has been working on the 2023 season for some time, Jack Miller’s farewell is now set for the end of the 2021 MotoGP World Championship, promotion for Enea Bastianini is almost unexpected. The chosen one was Jorge Martin, but the 24-year-old’s victories from Romania saw him promoted to the factory team. A good start for the Valentino Rossi VR46 team with Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi, but Team Tavullia will have to make some small sacrifices in the upcoming championship.

Once again, Ducai has to deal with a “brain drain” after the recent releases of Fabiano Sterlacchini and Giacomo Guidotti. Chief Engineers Alberto Giribola and Christian Populin will also go to MotoGP, while Gino Borsui (from Aspar) and Massimo Branchini (from KTM Ajo) will join Pramac, and Frankie Carchidi’s possible arrival at Gresini from Suzuki. Aprilia also draws from Suzuki and hires Manu Cazeaux as the next Maverick Vinales crew chief.

Two unofficial Ducatis in a VR46 box

Other changes are planned for Ducati, starting with the official Desmosedici GP available in the upcoming MotoGP season. On the track, there will be four GP23s and four GP22s, and the factory bikes will be reserved only for teams Lenovo and Pramac, respectively with Pecco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini, with Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin. The Valentino Rossi VR46 team will have two unofficial bikes available albeit with the latest updates in 2022, so Luca Marini won’t get the next Desmosedici GP23. Ultimately, it will be small changes and the two drivers for Team Mooney VR46 will still own two highly competitive prototypes next season as well.

This is a change of philosophy in the ranks of Emilian, as announced by Paolo Ciabati and Davide Tardozzi over the weekend in Aragon. “Only Lenovo and Pramac will receive the last official bikes for 2023said Speedweek.com’s athletic director. “Ducatis are strong, any specs are fast and they can win‘ adds team manager Tardozzi.It’s better if the other two customer teams focus on proven bikes that have a lot of dataConfirmation of Alberto Giribuola’s departure e Arrival of Gino Borsoy: “Pramac owner Paolo Campinotti made an excellent choice. Gino has a lot of experience“. No change in the coaching staff of Valentino Rossi, who will try in 2023 to raise the level of performance from the first race in Portimao.