Valentino Rossi’s new VR46 MotoGP team is set to race in the premier class with Ducati as both sides have penned a 3-year deal.
Despite not naming its official riders for the 2022 season, Luca Marini is sure to stay, as Saudi Aramco owner HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Saud confirmed.
VR46 has also confirmed a five-year deal with Dorna Sports to race in the premier class.
Aramco Racing Team VR46 will be an Independent Team riding on two Desmosedici machines for the next three years.
SKY Racing Team VR46 also announced the current Moto2 and Moto3 team manager, Pablo Nieto, as the MotoGP setup team manager next season.
Meanwhile, Luigi Dall’Igna, Ducati Corse General Manager, is pleased with the partnership.
“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with VR46 for the next three years. Their Academy has always worked seriously and with great professionalism, giving many riders the opportunity to gain experience in Moto2 and Moto3, and today they can be proud to have brought three young riders of great talent.
“VR46 has also shown that it is able to competently manage the a successful team in Moto3 and Moto2 and therefore we will strive to provide the maximum technical support to their new team in MotoGP, convinced they have found in VR46 an ambitious and motivated partner like us, with a common goal to achieve great results together,” he said.