As most will be aware Rossi believed he had a naming rights deal in place with a Saudi company known as Tanal Entertainment confirming a supposed title backing from Aramco. That failed to materialise. Anyway water under the bridge as a new Italian naming rights sponsor has today been confirmed.....
Rossi’s VR46 MotoGP team finalises title sponsor following Aramco saga
https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/r ... a/7033623/VR46 has now confirmed it has reached a deal with Italian banking company Mooney to be its title sponsor for 2022 in Moto2 and MotoGP – with the squad now known as Mooney VR46 Racing Team.
A brief statement from the team said: “Mooney, the first Italian Proximity Banking & Payments company, will be the new title sponsor of the VR46 Racing Team, the racing team created by Valentino Rossi and protagonist in the MotoGP and Moto2 categories of the world championship.
“Following the agreement, the team's naming will be Mooney VR46 Racing Team and it will be used in all the team's images (including motorbikes and riders' suits) and in official communications.
“Further information will be revealed on 3 January.”
The VR46 squad will be run by Pablo Nieto – current VR46 team boss in Moto2 – and will field year-old Ducatis for Luca Marini and MotoGP rookie Marco Bezzecchi.
Rossi’s outfit takes over the grid slots of the departing Avintia team, who quit MotoGP at the conclusion of 2021.