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The nine-time grand prix motorbike world champion retired on the finish of the 2021 season and can embark on a marketing campaign in GT World Problem Europe with WRT Audi this yr.
Rossi retains a giant presence within the MotoGP paddock in 2022, nevertheless, together with his VR46 squad now racing within the premier class with brother Marini and rookie Marco Bezzecchi representing the squad.
Its first race in Qatar two weeks in the past proved disastrous for the workforce, with Bezzecchi crashing out early on after a powerful qualifying in fifteenth, whereas Marini was thirteenth on his 2022-spec Ducati after qualifying seventeenth.
Forward of this weekend’s Indonesia Grand Prix, Marini admits he had “too many issues” in Qatar and “didn’t work sufficient for the race”.
When requested if he thought the presence of Rossi and his expertise may have helped him, Marini says he was not sure as the extent of his workforce is already so excessive.
However he famous Rossi might be at some races in 2022 and hopes he’ll “carry us some magic” to the storage.
Luca Marini, VR46 Racing Workforce
Picture by: Akhil Puthiyedath
“Effectively, [calling the race] a bit sophisticated is just not sufficient,” Marini mentioned on Thursday on the new Mandalika Worldwide Avenue Circuit.
“It was a catastrophe GP, all of the weekend. We had too many issues and we didn’t work sufficient for the race.
“So, it was tough. Sincerely, I don’t know as a result of we’re in MotoGP, the extent of the people who find themselves working right here is absolutely excessive.
“For positive his expertise is unbelievable, perhaps he’s the man with probably the most expertise on this paddock.
“So, he is aware of quite a lot of issues. However my stage and likewise the extent of my crew can also be actually excessive.
“I don’t know. We’ll see when he’ll come. For positive he’ll come for 3, 4 races this yr – perhaps extra.
“We’ll see if simply his presence within the storage, within the field, will make one thing particular and produce us some magic that he at all times had in his profession.”
This weekend’s Indonesian GP is the primary within the nation since 1997, with Rossi profitable the 125cc race that yr when it was held on the Sentul circuit.
In final month’s pre-season take a look at on the Mandalika circuit, Marini topped day two of working on his VR46 Ducati, whereas Honda’s Pol Espargaro was quickest outright on the finish of the take a look at.