Luca Marini

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Full Name : Luca Marini

Country : Italy 🇮🇹

Career Statistics

Races : 144 | Poles : 7 | Wins : 6



In 2024, Luca Marini transitions from Ducati to Honda, joining Joan Mir at Repsol Honda for a new chapter in his career.

Following Johann Zarco’s similar move, Marini’s decision to leave Ducati, considered one of the top manufacturers, for Honda, which has faced challenges in recent years, raises eyebrows.

As the brother of MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, Marini entered the grand prix scene with high expectations. His Moto3 wildcard debut at Misano in 2013 ended abruptly with a first-turn crash.

Transitioning to Moto2 as a wildcard at Misano two years later, Marini finished 21st, showcasing his determination.

Signing with the Forward team for a full 2016 campaign, Marini began to display his talent, achieving a sixth-place finish in Germany, followed by a career-best fourth the next year.

The breakthrough came in 2018 with the VR46 team, where Marini secured his first grand prix win at Sepang, supporting Francesco Bagnaia’s championship triumph.

Elevated to team leader in 2019, Marini claimed two more victories but finished sixth in the standings.

In 2020, Marini delivered a title challenge with three wins, ultimately securing second place in the championship.

DUCATI (2022-2023)
Marini stepped up to MotoGP with Avintia Ducati in 2022, riding the GP19 alongside Enea Bastianini. Despite not matching Bastianini’s podium success, Marini achieved a front-row start at Misano and a fifth-place finish in Austria.

In 2022, Marini upgraded to the GP22 with the Mooney VR46 Racing team, facing setup challenges initially. He improved his performance from Le Mans onwards, securing a pair of fourth places and two front-row starts, finishing twelfth overall.

For 2023, Marini continued on the GP22, aiming to maximize his familiarity with the bike.