The last week was confirmed great news for the world around Valentino Rossi. His brother, Luca marini, will run the next season of MotoGP in the team Avintia Racing. Marini is the son of Valentino’s mother, and is currently in the fight for the world championship of Moto2. It will be the third pair of brothers that are rivals on the track. Rossi and Marini will join Álex and Pol Espargaró already Marc and Alex Marquez.
Rossi was very excited about the rise of his little brother and ward. The Italian confessed that when he won his first World Championship title, Luca Marini was just 20 days old. So she could not hide her nostalgia and happiness for him. For his part, Marini stressed that the relationship on the track with ‘Vale’ is probably not the same, but that he feels great pride to compete with his brother.
A few days ago, Marini received the news about his signing and confessed that he was not very aware of the negotiations. “I was very happy when I received the news. Thanks to Ducati. It is a good project and I hope to have a good track record with them. I like the team and its working method, it is the factory that works the most of all. They always bring new inventions to the circuit and they are copied all over the world ”, he pointed out.
On the other hand, Marini stressed that he is very proud to compete with his brother. “Racing in MotoGP has always been my dream, and doing it with him is even better. When I was little I would not have thought about it, but as I grew up I always said that I expected him to extend his contracts and go as fast as possible to be able to race together, and we did, “he said.
Finally, Valentino’s younger brother stressed that their relationship will depend on their fight on the track. “The deal really changes when you’re fighting for victory. If you fight for more backward positions they are friends, problems come when you fight for something greater, then everyone thinks of themselves, but that’s the sport ”, declared Marini.