Tuesday, July 16, 2024
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2024 MotoGP™ silly season in Full Swing – Get Caught Up

As we enter the summer break, MotoGP™ silly season for the 2024 campaign is alive and kicking. So we decided to get you caught up with what we already know – and what could potentially happen in the rider market over the coming weeks and months.

WHAT WE KNOW:

Let’s start with the easy stuff – who’s going nowhere in 2024? Reigning World Champion Francesco Bagnaia will be riding a Ducati Lenovo Team-painted Desmosedici next season, with Aprilia Racing’s factory line-up of Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales also unchanged. The same goes for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, they’ll be lining up with Brad Binder and Jack Miller, while Fabio Quartararo will remain as a Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™ rider.

2024 MotoGP™ silly season in Full Swing - Get Caught Up

Now, we’ll take a factory-by-factory look at what’s the latest in the 2024 rumour mill.

DUCATI:

We know that Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team) has a 2024 contract in place with Ducati, but not directly with the factory team. That being said, it would be a huge shock to see ‘The Beast’ not racing in Bologna red alongside Pecco next season.

Earlier on in the year, Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) had been strongly linked with a move away from Ducati. Yamaha was the much-talked-about destination for the Spaniard, but those rumours have significantly cooled in the last couple of months. Now though, Martin has pretty much extinguished any conversation about him moving away from Ducati having said this at Assen: