Ducati appear to hold all the cards when it comes to the 2024 MotoGP lineup, but who will go where?
In recent weeks there have been rumours flying around about where the eight current Ducati riders in MotoGP will end up for the 2024 season. In a recent interview with MotoGP.com Ducati's chief, Gigi Dall'Igna, discussed what Ducati may do for next year.
Silly season for MotoGP is already here even though there have only been five rounds so far in the 2023 season. Ducati currently have a lot of the most talented riders in MotoGP under contract for this year. However, for next year their contracts end and some riders may want a promotion from the teams they are currently with.
When speaking about the eight current riders who are on Ducati machines to MotoGP.com, Dall'Igna said: "For sure they are working to find a better place for the future, but I think that everyone one of them is quite happy in their situation at the moment."
With only Francesco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini contracted to the Ducati for 2024, there are still six other Ducati seats up for grabs in 2024.
Jorge Martin has already made it clear that he believes he should be on a factory bike next year, so his future at Ducati is a doubt. Especially when there are rumours linking him to the Monster Energy Yamaha Team. But the Ducati bosses are confident that they will retain the Spaniard.
Mooney VR46 Ducati rider, Marco Bezzecchi, has also stirred the pot as he currently sits second in the Championship on a year old bike and could end up in a different team on a Ducati GP24 next season.
Dall'Igna then added: "From Mugello to the Sachsenring we can begin negotiations with the riders for the future."
Ducati could obviously look to Moto2 for new riders to add to their roster for 2024, but Dall'Igna did not mention this when discussing next years plans.