Bastianini takes pole, Quartararo ninth

Bastianini has a new team

According to Motorsport.com, Italian rider Enea Bastianini has signed for KTM, where he is expected to start next season.

Enea Bastianini is about to leave Ducati and change teams. According to information from Motorsport.com, the Italian’s agent revealed on local radio this Monday evening that Bastianini has already signed elsewhere and he will even ride a KTM, in MotoGP, from next season. According to this same media, the Pierer Mobility business group, led by Stefan Pierer and which manages the official Austrian KTM team but also the Tech3 team with its GasGas motorcycles, wants to change strategy, from the next financial year, and would even intend to field a total of four official and identical motorcycles.

The rider, now 26 years old, is currently competing in his fourth year in MotoGP. His experience would have played a role in his arrival in this new team. For several days, the game of musical chairs has continued in the transfer section of this premier category, with a view to the 2025 season.

Bastianini, third in the 2022 championship

At Ducati, Marc Marquez should be made official. An arrival which leads to the departure of two other drivers, namely Jorge Martin, who quickly sealed his transfer to Aprilia, but also Enea Bastianini. The latter was also in contact with Aprilia, as well as Yamaha, according to information revealed in recent weeks by his own manager. It is therefore finally in another group that the main interested party is preparing to disembark to continue his progress. Enea Bastianini has a total of five MotoGP victories, not to mention 24 podiums but also nine pole positions.

After finishing third in the MotoGP world championship at the end of the 2022 season, the Italian was then directly promoted to the official Ducati team. However, his first year in this same training had been particularly complicated and the main person concerned had clearly not been spared from injuries and other adaptation problems.

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