Rossi and Marini take 100km dei Campioni honours

The annual race took place at ‘The Doctor’s’ famed ranch, and the MotoGP™ Legend claimed victory

Valentino Rossi and Luca Marini (Repsol Honda Team) showcased their winning synergy as the siblings secured victory at the 100km dei Campioni in Tavulia over the weekend. The ninth edition of the winter race attracted some of the most prominent names in MotoGP™, but it was the 44-year-old rider who demonstrated his enduring prowess among the elite.

100km dei campioni 2024
100km dei campioni 2024

Completing the 50 laps in 1:45.54, Rossi and Marini claimed the top spot from pole with a two-second lead over Elia Bartolini and Celestino Vietti of the Red Bull KTM Ajo team. This triumph marked Marini's second success of the weekend, following his earlier win in Saturday's 'Americana' race.

The final podium positions were rounded out by Franco Morbidelli (Prima Pramac Racing) and Andrea Migno. Reigning World Champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), partnered with Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team), secured the sixth position. They crossed the finish line after Diogo Moreira (Italtrans Racing Team) and Ferran Cardus in fourth, and VR46 new boy Fabio di Giannantonio and Denis Foggia (Italtrans Racing Team) in fifth.

The Ranch showcased a plethora of talent, with GASGAS Tech3 duo Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta among the 40 riders in competition. However, it was Rossi and Marini who rightfully claimed the spotlight on Sunday.