MotoGP: Injured Bezzecchi And Marini Are On Their Way To Indonesia
BEZZECCHI AND MARINI BOTH ON THEIR WAY TO INDONESIA
The riders of the Mooney VR46 Racing Team will arrive to the Mandalika circuit for getting the fit to race from the medical commission
Kuta (Indonesia), October 11th 2023 – Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini are traveling to Indonesia to reach the Mandalika track where the fifteenth race of the 2023 season will take place this weekend. Both injured at the collarbone (Marco the right one and Luca the left) and recovery from the surgery to reduce the lesion done at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Unit of UNIMORE, the riders of the Mooney VR46 Racing Team will undergo the final medical check at the circuit and thus have the green light for the race .
Victim of a crash during training at the Motor Ranch in Tavullia last Saturday afternoon and ready for the surgery the following morning, Marco, currently third in the general standings with 265 points, is preparing for a race against time to get on his Ducati Desmosedici GP for the first free practices.
Recovery process in a more advanced stage for Luca, who crashed at the start of the Sprint in India, underwent surgery immediately upon returning to Italy and unfit for the Japanese GP. Eighth in the overall with 135 (P2 among the Teams with 400 points), his aim is to return to competitions here in Indonesia.
LUCA MARINI – 10
“I am happy to return here in Mandalika, in front of all the Indonesian fans who are truly special. The recovery from the injury is progressing well, after the operation I immediately started all the treatments and physiotherapy and I feel ready to get back on the Ducati. We are waiting for the medical check tomorrow, but the goal is to race in all the three races in a row and find the same good sensations in riding as in India. It won’t be an easy weekend, but I’m motivated to do well also because of all the people who have made me feel their support in recent weeks. The Team, my family, the medical crew, the Academy and all the fans”.
MARCO BEZZECCHI – 72
“It will be a real race against time to try to be on track on Friday morning in Mandalika. The injury was not needed, especially at this crucial moment of the season. Immediately after the surgery, we saw the possibility of trying to participate at the GP. We waited 48 hours and after the last medical consultations and a very intense physiotherapy program until the last minute before departure, with the Team, we decided to try to reach Indonesia to get the fit to race. It won’t be easy, it will be an uphill and really challenging weekend, but I would like to be on track. A big thank to the Team, the medical crew, the Academy and all the fans who have supported me in recent days, I have received many messages of affection and support. They definitely gave me an extra boost”.
ALESSIO SALUCCI, TEAM DIRECTOR
“We don’t have an easy weekend ahead of us, with both riders undergoing a medical check for two similar injuries that occurred at a truly crucial moment of the season. As a Team we will do everything we can to support them and help them in this complicated time. A real shame, because both Luca and Marco were in a moment of grace and confidence in riding. They will both try to be on track, Luca is further along in the recovery process, while for Marco the situation is a little more complicated. Thanks go to all our fans, they have been fantastic in the recent weeks, they have surrounded us with positive comments and encouragement on social media. As a Team, we don’t give up, we will do our best to finish the season by achieving the best possible results and repay our fans for their unparalleled support”.