Score at Ducati, it's official!

Score at Ducati, it’s official!

After a week of twists and turns, Marc Marquez has officially signed up with Ducati for the next two seasons, and will therefore be Francesco Bagnaia’s teammate.

Marc Marquez, six-time MotoGP world champion, did not want to race in a satellite team next season. He has been heard! After a season with Gresini, Ducati’s satellite team, where he joined this year after spending his entire career with Honda, the 31-year-old Spaniard will ride with the Ducati factory team these next two seasons, replacing Enea Bastianini, who left for KTM. His teammate will then be the reigning double world champion, Francesco Bagnaia. While last week, it was Jorge Martin, the current championship leader, member of Ducati’s other satellite team, Pramac, who held the rope to move up the ranks, Ducati ultimately preferred Marc Marquez, and , Jorge Martin signed up with Aprilia on Monday for the next season.

Marquez: “I adapted well straight away”

“I am very happy to be able to wear the red colors of the Ducati team in MotoGP next season,” rejoiced Marc Marquez. From the first contact with the Desmosedici GP, I enjoyed driving it and I immediately adapted well to it. From that moment I knew that my goal was to continue on this path, to continue progressing and to join the team where Francesco Bagnaia was world champion for two consecutive years. I am happy to be able to take this big step in 2025 and grateful for the trust Ducati has in me. Finally, I would like to thank Nadia, Carlo, Michele and the entire Gresini Racing family for opening the doors of their team to me at a delicate moment in my career. Now we will continue to have fun and give our best in what remains of the current season. This is my priority today.”

Three podiums for Marquez this season

After the last four difficult seasons at Honda, marked by a serious arm injury, falls and the lack of performance of his bike, Marc Marquez, whose last Grand Prix victory dates back to October 2021, is reliving this season at Gresini. Although he has yet to win, he has made three podiums and is third in the world rankings, 35 points behind Martin and 17 behind Bagnaia. He still has thirteen races left to achieve at least one victory, before donning the red suit next year.

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