Po navedbah italijanskih medijev je Marc Marquez zelo blizu podpisa enoletne pogodbe z ekipo Gresini, potem ko se je že dogovarjal za prestop k moštvu Pramac. Španec bi pri Pramacu zamenjal Johanna Zarca, a naj bi v moštvu zahtevali podpis vsaj dvoletne pogodbe, osemkratni svetovni prvak pa očitno išče enoletno pogodbo, katero bi lahko po potrebi podaljšal. Toda ta vrata so se zdaj dirkaču Honde zaprla, saj je mesto zavzel Franco Morbidelli, informacije, da išče enoletno pogodbo pa daje slutiti, da bo Gresini, če do podpisa pogodbe pride, le vmesna postaja pred zelo verjetno selitvijo v tabor KTM-a v sezoni 2025.
Alex Marquez si je pri padcu na kvalifikacijah MotoGP v Indiji zlomil dve rebri, zato ga v nadaljevanju dirkaškega vikenda v Indiji ne bomo videli. Španec je v prvem delu kvalifikacij postavil drugi najhitrejši čas, nato pa grdo padel in moral izpustiti nastop v Q2, saj je bil prepeljan v bolnišnico, kjer je pregled pokazal dve zlomljeni rebri. Dirkač ekipe Gresini zdaj upa, da bo lahko nastopil na naslednji dirki MotoGP, ki bo že prihodnji konec tedna na Japonskem.
Ducati boss Paolo Ciabatti has repeatedly emphasized in the past that Marc Marquez is not interested in the Italian motorcycle manufacturer's team, as they would rather give younger racers a chance. With rumors growing that the eight-time world champion will be racing their bike under the Gresini team in 2024, which he says are probably not entirely made up, he is still not keen on working with Marquez, but says the decision is up to Gresini and Honda. "Ducati's view is clear, but Gresini is an independent team where they can have their own preferences," said Ciabatti, for whom Marc Marquez on Gresini's Ducati would be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Ducati would get another strong racer, and on the other hand, the factory racer would get a tougher opponent. "For now, we'll wait until v
Judging by the rumors in the MotoGP paddock, Marc Marquez is said to be one of the three candidates for a seat in the Gresini team. Johann Zarco has already confirmed that he is leaving Pramac at the end of the season, and Fabio di Giannantoni is expected to follow suit at the Gresini camp, which could mean the Marquez brothers find themselves back in the position next season , when they become team rivals. Marc Marquez has a valid contract with Honda until the end of the 2024 season, but is said to have the option of an early termination based on non-competitive equipment, however it is more likely that rookie Jake Dixon, a Moto2 class racer, will get his chance on Ducati, while Joan Mir could landed in the Pramac team.
The Gresini team has confirmed the extension of the collaboration with Alex Marquez for another season. The Spaniard, who joined the team before the start of this season, will be a member of the team at least until the end of 2024. Ducati for another two years, ending speculation that Yamaha or KTM motorcycles would be used in the future. Announcing the news, Alex, who won the sprint race at Silverstone last Saturday, said: "I'm very happy to be part of this team again next season. We still have a lot of room for improvement so I'm already looking forward to next season. I'd like to thank everyone in the team, especially Nadia, because they already knew me on the first day
Joan Mir is said to be in talks with the leading men of the Gresini team regarding possible participation in the next season. Mir would thus replace Fabio di Giannantoni in the team, whose career in the elite class is rapidly coming to an end due to average results. But the Spaniard is not the only candidate for a possible vacant seat. Current Moto 2 class leader Tony Arbolino is also said to be in the game. Miro has had a very bad start to his career at Honda, as he only scored five points and even that with eleventh place in the opening race of the season. He is currently recovering from an injury, but is expected to be ready for the Silverstone race on August 6.
Alex Marquez swapped Honda for Ducati before this season, and after the first day of official MotoGP testing, it seems that the Spaniard is much more at home on the Italian motorcycle. Marquez tested Ducati's Desmosedici GP22 motorcycle last November in Valencia and showed encouraging speed, and after the first day in Sepang it looks like the change could still pay off for him. "It was even better than in Valencia," said Alex. "We had more time to think and calmer preparations. The day was very positive. We can improve in many areas, we still have to understand a lot, but I am still inexperienced on this bike, as it is only the second day behind me. I especially have to to improve the rhythm, because it is not normal, and in addition, I need to improve the connection with the gas, how to make the engine slide,
Alex Marquez starts the 2023 season with a new team on a new motorcycle, and in the fight for the championship title he gives the best chance to his brother, Marc, who will be the only rider in the MotoGP class this year with more than one title in the elite class. "At the beginning of the season we are all equal," Marquez said at the presentation with the new Gresini team. "We're all starting from scratch, no matter how we write or what bike we ride. It's a very successful season for Ducati, but Honda has had a season full of problems, which caused me problems myself." 26-year-old Alex changed Honda for Ducati this year, which he tested last November in Valencia. He did finish fifteenth in testing, but with a gap of 0.680s he was almost as fast as the Honda during the race weekend, revealing that
After a spectacular debut season with Ducati, Gresini has revealed its MotoGP 2023 look for new rider Alex Marquez and team-mate Fabio di Giannantonia. After parting ways with Aprilia and enduring the pain of losing team boss Faust Gresini, Enea Bastianini provided instant success to the new-look Gresini Ducati partnership, ending the team's 15-year MotoGP win drought at the season opener in Qatar. The Italian went on to score three more wins and third place in the classification on the year-old Desmosedici, earning him promotion to the factory Ducati team alongside world champion Francesco Bagnaia in 2023. Stepping into Bastianini's place is another former Moto2 world champion, Alex Marquez, who joined the elite sku motorcycle class in 2020
Alex and Marc Marquez trained together at the track in Aragon on Tuesday. The holidays are slowly coming to an end for the MotoGP racers, as the first winter tests in Sepang await them in less than a month. The brothers used their last days off for some training on the racing asphalt. Marc once again used Honda's CBR600RR motorcycle for the occasion. https://www.instagram.com/p/CnhiW_2q3qT? https://www.instagram.com/p/CnhQD-VsuNp/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= The younger brother is already waiting for the presentation of this year's Gresini motorcycle on Saturday. He has signed a one-year contract with the team with the possibility of an extension for another season