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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Luca Marini

  • Team Mooney VR46 Racing Team
  • Bike Ducati
  • Nation Italy
  • Date of birth 10/08/1997
  • Place of birth Urbino, Italy
  • Debut Qatar, 2021 (Ducati)
Life was very different for Luca Marini the last time the world championship came to Australian shores in 2019.
Luca Marini
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 0
Best Qualifying: 0
Best Race Result: 0
Podiums: 0

Winner of the previous two Moto2 races, it was a visit that didn't end well – he lasted four corners before crashing out with current MotoGP teammate Marco Bezzecchi – but it was a temporary pause to the momentum that he took into 2020, Marini finishing Moto2 championship runner-up to Enea Bastianini and earning a main-game promotion with Ducati.

It's been a tall task for the lanky (184cm) Marini to master since, but there are small green shoots of progress that suggest Valentino Rossi's half-brother is beginning to, ever so methodically, make a name for himself. Only time will tell if that 2020 Moto2 season – the only time he's finished inside the top five in a championship – is more outlier than first stepping stone of someone we should really watch for the future.