Eazi-Grip supported Sky Racing Team VR46 is not just a racing team. Founded in 2014 by 9 times World Champion Valentino Rossi, it gives young and talented riders the opportunity to improve themselves and become real professionals.
SKY Racing Team VR46 has unveiled their liveries for the 2021 season, including the first-ever VR46 sponsored MotoGP™ machine. Luca Marini, Marco Bezzecchi and Celestino Vietti were all present for the launch from the VR46 Riders Academy headquarters in Tavullia.
The new MotoGP™ and Moto2™ liveries for the 2021 season, put together by the VR46 creative department, have the same look for both classes: a touch of satin grey becomes shiny black, with a play of contrasts introduced by the chrome blue, which redesigns the graphics of the two teams in a more racing way.
A blockbuster 2020 saw the Italian outfit secure the Moto2™ Team World title, second in the Moto2™ World Championship thanks to Luca Marini’s efforts, plus 17 podiums and 7 victories across the lightweight and intermediate classes. Born in 2014 when VR46 and Sky came together to support the growth of Italian talent throughout MotoGP™, they will make their first leap into the premier class in 2021 with Luca Marini after an agreement was reached between SKY Racing Team VR46, Esponsorma Racing and Ducati.
Meanwhile, Marco Bezzecchi will remain in Moto2™ and look to clinch the squad’s second intermediate class crown following Francesco Bagnaia’s success in 2018. The curly-haired Italian will be joined there by Celestino Vietti, who makes the jump up from the Moto3™ class after two successful seasons.
Marco Bezzecchi: “As every year I am always happy to return to the track after a long off season. I also met the team guys a few weeks ago in Tavullia, we are loaded and we can’t wait to meet again in Qatar. Fingers crossed for the calendar, I’m sure we’ll have a good time. With a lot of work we can take a step forward compared to last year, become more constant and be in the group of the strongest in every GP.”
Celestino Vietti: “I am waiting for this moment from the Jerez test, when I tried Moto2: I am happy because once again I will face a key moment in my career together with the guys from Sky Racing Team VR46. It will not be easy, there are many precautions to take into account compared to Moto3, but also a lot of power and speed to manage. In November I really enjoyed it and the sensations were more than positive. I want to start getting serious: work hard with the Team and continue to take the measures of the new category. The goal? Being able to get some good placements, but without haste.”