VR46 Ducati MotoGP rider Luca Marini joins The Race MotoGP Podcast for this week’s episode.
The 25-year-old Italian, brother of MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi, ended his second season in the premier class in 12th place and will remain with the Rossi-owned VR46 outfit next year.
Marini speaks to Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy about his MotoGP methods and the balancing act between camaraderie and high-stakes competition within Rossi’s increasingly-successful VR46 Academy talent programme.
As the tallest rider in MotoGP, at 184cm according to the series, he also outlines his position on a combined rider/bike minimum weight and why he feels the series should take action in this regard.
Finally, Marini – increasingly regarded by a few as one of the grid’s most eloquent and thoughtful figures – explains his attitude towards the media and opens up on whether he’s uncomfortable facing questions about his legend brother.