Rossi’s brother v Rossi: compare and contrast

Published: 25 August 2009

Luca Marini is Rossi’s half-brother (they share a mum), and despite being separated by 18 years, the 12-year-old is following an eerily similar path to his brother. Luca talks exclusively to MCN of his racing, riding style and brotherly love in the 26 August issue. 

But here’s some fascinating viewing. Luca says their riding styles are similar, but boy, that was an understatement. See how the pair carve through rivals like knives through butter in these minibike videos filmed 18 years apart. You’ll soon get a sense of how Rossi’s bloodline could be set to dominate MotoGP again come 2016, when Marini becomes eligible for the blue riband class…

Rossi on a minibike

Luca on a minibike