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Rossi is “very proud” of the Marini brothers in the front row of the first MotoGP

Avintia’s rookie Marini has endured a very difficult rookie campaign in MotoGP on a VR46-backed 2-year-old Ducati, but has begun to show a flash of speed in recent rounds.

Marini put in GP19 in cold and tricky conditions in Misano qualifying Third on the grid, missing pole in just 0.085 seconds When he shadowed the Factory Ducati Pair Francesco Bagnaia With Paul Jack miller..

MotoGP legend proved to be the only positive result of the final qualifying on the home ground after Rossi was 23rd and 4.8 seconds away from the best time in the first quarter, but the legend of MotoGP was on Marini’s performance. I couldn’t hide my joy.

“Luke was great today. I’m very proud of him. I’m very happy with him in this front row,” Rossi said.

“He ran very well. Already since Friday morning he has always been in front of me.

“And today he was able to make a great lap in these difficult situations, and the front row is already a great result for the rookie, and he is also very close to the pole position.

“This is very important to him, to his future and to his career. I think we will be teaming together next year and there will be a good bike and a good team behind him.

“So in the second year he needs all the support to reach good results. I think he is fast, talented and can do some good things.”

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Marini said he knew that the front row was possible because the conditions leveled the stadium somewhat, saying:

“So the rider could make a difference in this situation and I wasn’t really surprised just trying to do a clean lap all the sectors together, but I know when I passed the checkered flag It was a strong rap that had something really great in me.

“Then I looked at the screen and was in 3rd place, so it was a really wonderful feeling and a wonderful feeling.

“I think this year I really worked with the crew and the team.

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“It was a far distant start compared to the top riders, and the feeling of the first bike was confusing.

“But if the bike feels good, it can be strong and fast in any situation. This is something I’m very proud of.”

At the last MotoGP visit to Marini’s teammate Misano Enea Bastianini Qualifying in 16th place after the crash in the first quarter – passed from 12th place on the grid and finished 3rd in the San Marino Grand Prix.

However, Marini ruled out the podium challenge and instead hopes he can simply “steal” some information by running with the top riders on Sunday.

“It’s going to be difficult to race tomorrow, because I think the gap is a bit big in dry conditions,” he said.

“We haven’t tried, so we’ll see [proper dry running] I hope I can be in the top 10 in these two days.

“I would like to take this opportunity to be with the world’s top riders, steal something from it and learn something that can grow as a rider.” Rossi is “very proud” of the Marini brothers in the front row of the first MotoGP

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