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Andrea Dovizioso claims that Marc Marquez to Ducati is 'impossible'

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There has been a lot of talk around Marc Marquez's future in MotoGP recently and now former 125cc Champion, Andrea Dovizioso, has had his say.

After winning the 2019 MotoGP World Championship Marc Marquez's career has gone awfully wrong. In 2020 he picked up an arm injury which saw him sidelined for the year, 2021 and 2022 saw the Spaniard continue to struggle throughout the year with his injury as well.

However, now that Marquez is back to full fitness it is not himself that his holding him back, it is Honda. So far Marquez has competed in three Grands Prix this year and has failed to finish any of them. But he has finished 3rd 5th and 7th in the three Sprint Races he has taken part in.


Marquez sits in a rather unusual position of 18th in the standings, he is the second lowest Honda rider in the Championship. With Marquez's contract expiring at the end of the 2024 season there have been rumours that he will be going to KTM or Ducati.

But former Ducati rider, Andrea Dovizioso, has had his say on if his former Championship rival would leave Honda for Ducati.

"It is difficult to see Marc (Marquez) fighting for the Championship with Honda, like Fabio (Quartararo) with Yamaha in this moment, Marc does not have the bike to do that." Dovizioso told MotoGP.com

"In this moment the Japanese bikes are not that good, like in the past, for many reasons they work in a different way and they have to change a lot of things inside the structure to step up like the European manufacturers. To do this takes years and years.

"That is impossible, that is impossible because Ducati do not need Marc in this moment. I think the only way is to go with a different brand."

Whether Marquez would leave Honda to head to a European manufacturer is yet to be seen. However, there have been signs as recent as the Italian Grand Prix that Marquez would be open to leaving Honda if they do not provide him with a bike that can fight for the title.

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