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Ducati Confirms Marc Marquez for 2025 MotoGP Factory Team

Eight-times World Champion Marc Marquez has been confirmed as the second rider on the Ducati Lenovo Team for the 2025 and 2026 MotoGP seasons.

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

Marc Marquez, leads Enea Bastianini, 2024 MotoGP French Grand Prix.

Bagnaia, a three-time champion himself and winner of 32 Grands Prix, will now form the most decorated pairing on the MotoGP grid with eight-times champion and 85-times GP winner Marquez.


Marc Márquez, who joined Gresini Racing Ducati this year after a decade with Honda, said: "I am very happy to be able to wear the red colours of the factory Ducati team in MotoGP next season. 

“Basically, from the first contact with the 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 Pecco Bagnaia has been the World Champion for two years in a row. 

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

“Finally, I want to thank Nadia, Carlo, Michele, and the entire Gresini Racing family for opening the door of their team to me at a delicate time in my career. Now, we will continue to have fun and give it our all in what remains of the current season, which is my priority right now."

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

Marquez will arrive in the Ducati Lenovo Team in place of Enea Bastianini, who is expected to join the Tech3 GasGas team. Pramac Ducati’s Jorge Martin, who currently leads the MotoGP riders’ standings, was also in the frame for the ride, but he has signed for Aprilia.

Gigi Dall'Igna, General Manager of Ducati Corse, said: "First of all, I want to thank both Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martín for all their work with us over the last few years, and I wish them all the best for the future. This season, they have shown they have reached an incredible level, and we are sure they will be in the title fight until the end. 

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

“In just a few races, he has managed to adapt perfectly to our Desmosedici GP, and his innate ambition pushes him to grow continuously. In the box, we will have two riders who together hold 11 World Titles, and being able to count on their experience and maturity will be invaluable for our growth as well.”

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