MotoGP | Mooney, Rossi’s new VR46 team sponsor


The long soap opera about the title sponsor of the VR46 for its MotoGP debut in 2022 has come to an end. This Thursday, December 30, Valentino Rossi’s team announced that the fairings of its two Ducati They will be painted with the colors of the brand Mooney.

At the moment, not many details about the agreement have been revealed, except that the team will be officially called Mooney VR46 Racing Team both in MotoGP and Moto2, and that the brand will be present in the Desmosedici, in the monkeys of Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi and in the Kalex by Celestino Vietti and Niccolò Antonelli.

To find out more information, we will have to wait until January 3, that is, next Monday. The tug of war with Aramco, the Saudi oil company that initially announced itself as the title sponsor of the Tavullia team through a deal with Tanal entertainment, it’s finally over.

In fact, it was the Prince Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al Saud who announced his support for the MotoGP team when his arrival in the premier class became official. However, in the weeks and months that followed there were repeated calls from within Aramco. At that time, even Il dottore He began to sow doubts, saying that he only had the certainty that his team would be in MotoGP and that they would find a solution.

In fact, Marini and Bezzecchi took to the track in the Jerez test without a sponsor, and when the entry list for the 2021 season was published, Aramco had already disappeared from the team name and only VR46 appeared. Now, however, this void has been filled by Mooney.

What is Mooney, the new sponsor of Valentino Rossi’s VR46 team in MotoGP

Mooney is the first Italian proximity banking and payments company to emerge from the experience of two leading companies in different but complementary sectors: SisalPay, in that of payments, and Bank 5 (Grupo Intesa Sanpaolo), in the bank.

Thanks to an extensive network of more than 45,000 affiliated merchants, fully integrated into the digital ecosystem, Mooney plays an important social role by providing the community with easy, fast and secure access to a wide range of payment operations – such as invoices, cards prepaid, phone recharges– and services, previously only available at bank branches –such as withdrawals, bank transfers and MAV–.

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