Marco Bezzecchi with an open heart. The motorcyclist from Romagna dedicated his victory in the Indian Grand Prix to Filippo Mometto, his colleague found lifeless in his home in Trento: «I want to dedicate this victory to my dearest friend which left us two days, Filippo this is for you. I’m very happy – adds the VR46 Racing driver – I started well and took the lead. I felt at one with the bike.”
Bezzecchi then added a further thought to a story that particularly moved him: «Filippo was really special to me, I want to dedicate a thought to him and his family. They were difficult days, because a dear friend with whom I grew up, we raced together on minibikes, he’s no longer here.” Speaking to Sky, the champion from Rimini immediately after the GP race held back his tears as he remembered the motorcyclist from Treviso who passed away at just 24 years old. Life, as we know, is a roulette in which every now and then the wrong number comes up. Bezzecchi had also brought a photo of Filippo with him into the garage, a sign of the great affection that linked the two riders who had shared the same passion for motorcycling since they were children.
Mometto, originally from Motta di Livenza in the Treviso area, had hit the headlines for his exploits in the Italian speed motorcycling championship. Well known on the circuit, Mometto was appreciated and well-liked by everyone. Recently, he had moved to Trentino to attend university and graduate in Computer Engineering. Father Antonio he was known for the activity he carried out in the tire sector. The funeral of the young motorcyclist from Oderzo will be celebrated on Tuesday afternoon, 26 September, at the sports field in the hamlet of Piavon.