Enea Bastianini Set for 2025 KTM MotoGP Switch

Enea Bastianini is reportedly set to leave Ducati at the end of 2024, moving to KTM for the 2025 MotoGP season.

Bastianini has been with Ducati since the start of his motorcycle career in 2021, as has Jorge Martin, who was revealed yesterday as an Aprilia rider from 2025. The Italian moved from the Gresini team to the factory team in 2023 after winning three races in 2022, but he did not It never finds the same shape in a Ducati Lenovo setup.

Enea Bastianini, Italian MotoGP 2024. Credit: Gold and Goose.

Bastianini currently has one win to his name since moving to the factory, at the Malaysian Grand Prix in 2023. The Italian also has three Grand Prix podiums this year, at the Portuguese Grand Prix, the Grand Prix of the Americas, and the Italian Grand Prix at the end of last week.

Despite the titles Bastianini has collected so far this year, Marc Marquez is expected to replace him in the factory team for 2025, after the No. 93 driver – who joined Gresini Ducati this year after 11 seasons with Honda – made it clear that Ducati management would not He accepts the deal that puts him in the Pramac Satellite team next year, and that only a seat in the factory team will satisfy him.

Ducati's decision to choose Marquez to partner Francesco Bagnaia – who signed a new agreement with Ducati until the end of 2026 earlier this year – in the factory team means Bastianini will have to look elsewhere.

Enea Bastianini, Italian MotoGP 2024. Credit: Gold and Goose.

The Aprilia was reportedly an option for Bastianini, but after Martin's announcement, Bastianini's manager, Carlo Bernat, appeared on Italian radio station RAI Radio 1 and revealed that Bastianini would ride an “official KTM” in 2025.

Bastianini is now expected to sign for the GasGas Tech3 team for 2025, replacing Pedro Acosta who announced at the weekend that he will join the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team next year. Bernat's use of the word 'official' suggests Bastianini will get the same treatment as Acosta this year, with updates to his bike in line with what factory riders are receiving. In fact, Crash.net reports that KTM could run four factory-spec RC16s next year, as Ducati does with its factory team and Pramac.


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