Uccio, surprise announcement about Valentino Rossi

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Mooney VR46 team director: “Valentino Rossi will be in Jerez for the Spanish Grand Prix.”

Mooney VR46 Racing Team boss Alessio “Uccio” Salucci in an interview with Motorsport revealed that Valentino Rossi will be present in Jerez to support his team. ” He always trains with the Academy guys when he can, but he has to keep his commitments in this new phase of his preparation. And at home he likes to be with his family. When he can he comes to the races and, in fact, he will come to Jerez.”

“He is very involved in the Academy project,” Uccio continued, “If Valentino was not involved in MotoGP we would close the team; I have no need to be here. I admit that I miss him. I see him every day at home, but I miss him here because we have been together for 25 years.”

Team VR46 riders will ride Ducati 2022: “We sat down at a table with Luca Marini, Valentino and I and talked about it, and Luca also agreed to continue working with the bike he was using in 2022. Last year we realized that the factory Ducati is not an easy bike for a private team like ours to handle. Pramac is a satellite team, but it is like an official team. They have a lot of experience and a lot of Ducati engineers. Not here, we didn’t have that much experience. Luca is very happy with the Desmosedici 2022.”

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