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Martin set to stay with Pramac Ducati for 2024 MotoGP, boost for Morbidelli

Jorge Martin, Pramac Racing, Ducati GP23, 2023 MotoGP, German MotoGP, Sachsenring, portrait, podium, celebration [credit - Gold & Goose]

Jorge Martin looks set to honour his agreement with Ducati by remaining with the Pramac Racing team for the 2024 MotoGP season, as talk of a switch to Yamaha dissipates.

The Spaniard has launched himself into contention for this year’s MotoGP title with a run of strong form that has seen him step foot on the podium in each of the last six races, including two Sprint Race wins and a second career full-length victory in Sunday’s German MotoGP at the Sachsenring.

Negating an awkward start to the year that saw him fail to finish GPs in Portugal and the United States, Martin has moved to within 16 points of series leader Pecco Bagnaia.


They are results that have seemingly strengthened his desire to remain within the Ducati fold amid talk he was in discussions with Yamaha to replace Franco Morbidelli for 2024.

A move dictated by a desire to join a factory team next season, the speculation came after Martin was overlooked for the factory Ducati seat alongside Bagnaia for 2023, with the ride instead going to Enea Bastianini.

However, Martin - who rides a factory-spec Ducati GP23 within the satellite Pramac squad - says he is happy where he is following his strong run of form.

“No. I’m happy where I am and I hope to stay here, for the moment,” he told media, including sister publication Crash.net, after the Sachsenring race having previously brushed off questions speculating about Yamaha.

Similarly, Ducati Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti was also certain Martin will remain a Ducati rider, but went as far as to confirm he isn’t being considered to replace Bastianini, who has had his first-half of the season ruined by a shoulder injury.

“I don’t know if he has received any offers from factory teams, and even less that he has the intention to get off a Ducati after the last few races,” he told GPOne.com.

“Martin will therefore be on Pramac’s Ducati in 2024, as planned.”

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Yamaha reprieve for Morbidelli for 2024 MotoGP

The quotes will go a long way to strengthening Franco Morbidelli’s chances of staying with Yamaha for 2024.


The Italian has endured a dismal run of form since joining the factory squad in the wake of a long lay-off with a knee injury in 2021. While results have remained mired in the mid-pack this year, they are an improvement on 2022 and achieved on an M1 package struggling for competitiveness at the moment.

He has also finished ahead of Yamaha’s star rider Fabio Quartararo in the last two races at Mugello and Sachsenring.

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