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Luca Marini

  • Team Repsol Honda Team
  • Bike Honda
  • Nation Italy
  • Date of birth 10/08/1997
  • Place of birth Urbino, Italy
  • Debut Qatar, 2021 (Ducati)
Right rider, right time? There’s an argument that Luca Marini is just what Repsol Honda needs right now, the sport’s former powerhouse in an unprecedented rut, and needing time and a release of pressure to cure its ills. Marini has the former, and won’t ramp up the latter.
Luca Marini
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 2
Best Qualifying: 7th (2022)
Best Race Result: 5th (2022)
Podiums: 0

With Marc Marquez leaving Repsol after a decade, Marini filled the breach after three years at Ducati where he produced flashes of speed, showed a cool head and gained a reputation as one of the most analytical minds on the grid.

It’s a savvy long-term play for a rider who was never going to be a priority for a factory with names like Bagnaia, Martin, Bezzecchi – and now, Marquez – riding four of its eight bikes. While Marini may not be around longer-term for reap the benefits of any Honda resurgence, he’s likely to have his fingerprints all over the Japanese manufacturer’s revival.