Ducati Confirms Marc Marquez for 2025 MotoGP Factory Team

Eight-time world champion Marc Marquez has been confirmed as the second rider for the Ducati Lenovo team for the 2025 and 2026 MotoGP seasons.

Marquez joined the Ducati factory team on a two-year contract to partner Francesco Bagnaia.

Marc Marquez drives Enea Bastianini in the 2024 French MotoGP Grand Prix.

Bagnaia, a three-time champion and 32-time grand prix winner, will now form the most decorated duo on the MotoGP grid with Marquez, an eight-time champion and 85-time grand prix winner.

Marc Marquez, who joined Gresini Racing Ducati this year after a decade with Honda, said: “I am very happy to be able to wear the red colors of the Ducati Factory Team in the MotoGP World Championship next season.

“Basically, from the first contact with Desmosedici GP, I enjoyed riding it and adapted well straight away. From that moment on, I knew that my goal was to continue this path, to continue to grow, and to move to the team where Pico Bagnaia was world champion for two years in a row .

“I am happy to be able to take this big step in 2025 and I am grateful for the trust that Ducati has placed in me.

“Finally, I would like to thank Nadia, Carlo, Michele and the entire Gresini Racing family for opening the door of their team to me at a sensitive time in my career. Now, we will continue to have fun and give everything we have in the remainder of the current season, which is my priority now.”

Marc Marquez, Spanish MotoGP 2024. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Marquez will arrive at the Ducati Lenovo team in place of Enea Bastianini, who is expected to join the Tech3 GasGas team. Jorge Martin, driver of the Pramac Ducati team, who currently leads the riders' standings in the MotoGP championship, was among the candidates to participate in the round, but he signed for the Aprilia team.

Gigi Dal Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse, said: “First of all, I would like to thank both Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martin for all their work with us over the past few years, and I wish them all the best for the future. They have shown this season that they have reached the level of Incredible, we are sure that they will remain in contention for the title until the end.

“Deciding on Bagnaia's new Ducati Lenovo teammate was not easy, as we had a very strong list of riders to choose from. In the end, our choice fell on an undisputed talent like Marc Marquez.

“In just a few races, he has been able to adapt perfectly to the Desmosedici GP, and his innate ambition drives him to constantly grow. In the box, we will have two riders who together hold 11 world titles, and being able to rely on their experience and maturity will be invaluable for our growth as well.


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