Marco Bezzechi has made a strong start to the 2023 season and there has been rumours surrounding where he will ride in 2024, after Assen the Ducati bosses had their say on what their preferred option for Bezzecchi is.
So far this season Marco Bezzecchi has taken victory in two Grands Prix and a further two Grand Prix podiums. In the Sprint Races the Italian has also seen success as he has won a Sprint Race and has had two podiums in Sprint Races also.
Due to his newfound success in 2023 Bezzecchi now sits third in the MotoGP World Championship after eight rounds. However, throughout this season Bezzecchi has not been on the latest and greatest Ducati machine. Instead he has been on board the Ducati GP22, last years factory Ducati machine.
For the 2024 season there has been speculation about if Bezzecchi will get an upgrade in machinery or if he will move up in Ducati's ranks to Pramac or even to the factory squad itself. But after the Dutch TT Gigi Dall'Igna spoke to Sky Sports MotoGP about Bezzecchi's future.
"He definitely deserves it," said Dall'Igna, the General Manager of Ducati Corse. "We think along with everyone involved to find the best possible solution. Ducati is a family."
"There has to be respect and recognition for those who have done the work to bring a rider to this level. But then it is also clear that you have to find a compromise."
After finishing second in the Dutch TT at Assen Bezzecchi had this to say about Dall'Igna's comments:
"That makes me happy and proud. I thank him – and I would really like to have the factory machine. I'm doing really well here at VR46 though.
"My boys are the key to success. They are like brothers to me. I don't think I could show such races without them.
"It would be a dream for me to be able to drive a factory bike here."