Formula 1
14 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
28 Nov
-
01 Dec
Event finished
MotoGP
01 Nov
-
03 Nov
Event finished
15 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
NASCAR Cup
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
Event finished
15 Nov
-
17 Nov
Event finished
WEC
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
Event finished
12 Dec
-
14 Dec
FP1 in
3 days
Formula E
23 Nov
-
23 Nov
Event finished
17 Jan
-
18 Jan
Next event in
38 days

Marini joins half-brother Rossi's Moto2 team for 2018

shares
comments
Marini joins half-brother Rossi's Moto2 team for 2018
By:
Sep 20, 2017, 2:01 PM

Luca Marini, half-brother of MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, will switch to the Sky Racing VR46 squad for his third Moto2 campaign next year.

Marini joined the intermediate class full-time in 2016 with Forward Racing, and remained with the Italian squad for his sophomore season this year.

The 20-year-old has so far scored a best finish of fourth at Brno, and lies 11th in the standings with five rounds remaining.

Next year he will partner this year's standout Moto2 rookie Francesco Bagnaia at Team VR46, replacing the underperforming Stefano Manzi on the team's second Kalex bike.

"I am really excited to take on this new challenge," said Marini. "Putting myself to the test in the Sky Team Racing VR46 family is a great opportunity to continue my development. I will try to live up to expectations."

Foggia joins VR46 Moto3 team

Sky Racing VR46 has also confirmed that CEV Moto3 frontrunner Dennis Foggia will partner Nicolo Bulega next season, replacing Andrea Migno.

The 16-year-old made his Grand Prix debut earlier this year at Brno in a wildcard appearance for the Platinum Bay KTM squad, finishing 14th.

2018 Moto2 line-up so far:

Team

Riders

Marc VDS

 Alex Marquez

 Joan Mir

Ajo KTM

 Miguel Oliveira

 Brad Binder

Sky Racing Team VR46

 Francesco Bagnaia

 Luca Marini

CarXpert Interwetten  Sam Lowes
Marinelli Rivacold Snipers  Romano Fenati
Dynavolt Intact GP

 Xavi Vierge

 Marcel Schrotter

Speed Up  Danny Kent
Tasca Racing

 Simone Corsi

 Federico Fuligni

Gresini Moto2  Jorge Navarro
Tech 3  Bo Bendsneyder

2018 Moto3 line-up so far:

TeamRiders
Leopard Racing  Enea Bastianini
Estrella Galicia  Aron Canet
Sky Racing VR46

 Nicolo Bulega

 Dennis Foggia

Marinelli Rivacold Snipers  Tony Arbolino
SIC58 Squadra Corse

 Niccolo Antonelli

 Tatsuki Suzuki

Platinum Bay  Jaume Masia
Schedl GP  Philipp Oettl
Prustel GP  Marco Bezzecchi
Next article
Misano Moto2: Aegerter wins chaotic wet race, 22 riders crash

Previous article

Misano Moto2: Aegerter wins chaotic wet race, 22 riders crash

Next article

Pons signs Barbera and Baldassarri for Moto2 2018

Pons signs Barbera and Baldassarri for Moto2 2018
Load comments

About this article

Series Moto2
Drivers Luca Marini , Dennis Foggia
Teams Team VR46
Author Jamie Klein