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Marc Marquez’s Huge MotoGP Shakeup for 2025 Season

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Marc Marquez, the six-time MotoGP world champion, is poised to make a significant move for the 2025 season. According to Autosport, Ducati has made the bold decision to place its bets on Marquez, securing him for their factory MotoGP team. This move will have repercussions for other riders, including Jorge Martin and Enea Bastianini.

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Ducati’s management has been closely monitoring Marquez’s situation. Fresh off his transition from Honda to the satellite Gresini Ducati team this season, Marquez has openly voiced his aspirations to secure a factory bike and, more ambitiously, a spot in a factory team. During the recent MotoGP weekend in Jerez, Marquez disclosed his intentions, stating, “Pramac is not an option for me”.

The decision to bring Marquez into the factory team has forced Jorge Martin to leave Ducati. Martin had already decided that it would be either the factory Ducati team or the factory team of another manufacturer for him in 2025. However, Ducati’s apparent commitment to Marquez left Martin with no choice but to seek opportunities elsewhere.

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Enea Bastianini, another rising star, is also affected by this shake-up. Marquez reportedly told Ducati management that he would only accept a contract that paired him alongside Francesco Bagnaia. With Martin’s departure, Bastianini’s options may also be limited, as Ducati finalizes its factory team lineup for 2025.

Marc Marquez’s Bold Stand and Martin’s Confirmed Move

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Ducati’s initial plan seemed clear: Jorge Martin was poised to be Francesco Bagnaia’s teammate for the 2025 MotoGP season. However, a sudden twist has altered the course. According to reports, Ducati is now set to offer the official bike to Marc Marquez, leaving Martin out of the equation.

Jorge Martin has already secured his future by signing with Aprilia for the 2025 season. His departure from Ducati was unexpected, especially after the Italian press had hinted at Martin’s victory in the race for the factory seat alongside Bagnaia.

Marc Marquez’s stance played a pivotal role in this saga. He made it clear that Pramac was not an option for him, surprising Ducati’s management. Previously, Ducati believed that Marquez would accept a move to Pramac with the same level of support as the factory riders. However, Marquez’s refusal changed the game.

Ducati found itself in a dilemma. Losing a rider of Marc Marquez’s caliber was a risk they couldn’t afford. Consequently, they reconsidered their options and are now leaning toward announcing Marc Marquez as Bagnaia’s teammate for the 2025 season. Enea Bastianini will also be affected by these decisions.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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