“I never thought I’d have two MotoGP riders in 4-5 years, one in Ducati and one in Yamaha, two top-level manufacturers”. Alessio Salucci, manager of the VR46 riders academy, swells his chest in front of the two flagships produced by the youth program run by ‘Uccio’ and Valentino Rossi.
The Doctor’s right arm to the microphones of Sky Sport MotoGP therefore confirmed that the negotiation between Franco Morbidelli and the Iwata factory team is well underway: “The academy did a great job, but the credit goes to the guys. They are young and fantastic and they do a great bunch from morning to night. The project is growing well and we can only be happy. Between Morbidelli and Yamaha, let’s see how it should go ”.
In view of the landing in MotoGP starting from 2022 with two Ducatis – one entrusted to Luca Marini, the other still to be assigned with Valentino Rossi as a potential candidate – Alessio Salucci admitted that the effort is considerable, but that theexperience gained in Moto3 and Moto2 allows the VR46 to start from proven bases: “In 6-7 years we have made our journey in Moto3 in Moto2 which certainly helps us, arriving in MotoGP is practically the same thing, but doubled”.