Bezzecchi and Marini will be at Mandalika this weekend for the Indonesian Grand Prix. While for Luca his participation was a foregone conclusion, having had time to recover from the operation on his broken collarbone in India, for Marco everything was more complicated. Bez had also broken his collarbone, but a few days ago: last Saturday training at the Ranch. Having undergone surgery on Sunday morning, the VR46 rider decided to get back on the track (as team director Alessio 'Uccio' Salucci explained to us).
“It will be a real race against time to try to be on track on Friday morning in Mandalika – explained Bezzecchi – The injury was not needed, especially at this crucial moment of the season. Immediately after the surgery, we saw the possibility of trying to participate at the GP. We waited 48 hours and after the last medical consultations and a very intense physiotherapy program until the last minute before departure, with the Team, we decided to try to reach Indonesia to get the fit to race. It won't be easy, it will be an uphill and really challenging weekend, but I would like to be on track. A big thank to the Ream, the medical crew, the Academy and all the fans who have supported me in recent days, I have received many messages of affection and support. They definitely gave me an extra boost".
For Marini, it will be a relatively simple comeback to racing, if it can be defined as such: “I am happy to return here in Mandalika, in front of all the Indonesian fans who are truly special – were his words – The recovery from the injury is progressing well, after the operation I immediately started all the treatments and physiotherapy and I feel ready to get back on the Ducati. We are waiting for the medical check tomorrow, but the goal is to race in all the three races in a row and find the same good sensations in riding as in India. It won't be an easy weekend, but I'm motivated to do well also because of all the people who have made me feel their support in recent weeks. The Team, my family, the medical crew, the Academy and all the fans”.
Uccio knows that the team will have to grit its teeth in this Grand Prix: “We don't have an easy weekend ahead of us, with both riders undergoing a medical check for two similar injuries that occurred at a truly crucial moment of the season. As a Team we will do everything we can to support them and help them in this complicated time. A real shame, because both Luca and Marco were in a moment of grace and confidence in riding. They will both try to be on track, Luca is further along in the recovery process, while for Marco the situation is a little more complicated. Thanks go to all our fans, they have been fantastic in the recent weeks, they have surrounded us with positive comments and encouragement on social media. As a Team, we don't give up, we will do our best to finish the season by achieving the best possible results and repay our fans for their unparalleled support".