Gresini Racing has confirmed Marc Marquez will join its rider line-up for the 2024 MotoGP World Championship alongside his brother, Alex.
The announcement has been much anticipated following the news that Marquez would be ending his 11-year association at Repsol Honda - with whom he won six MotoGP World Championship titles - at the end of the season.
His arrival sees the brothers join forces for the second time in MotoGP after being signed to race with Repsol Honda in 2020, though they’d only compete as team-mates for fewer than two events after Marc suffered his career-changing arm injury at the Jerez opener that year.
It will also see Marquez swap allegiance to Ducati, but he is excited by the challenge that awaits him.
“I’m excited about this new challenge. It wasn’t an easy decision because it’s a big change in every way. But sometimes in life, it’s important to get out of your comfort zone and put yourself through the paces in order to keep growing.
“Bike-chance-wise, I know I will have to adapt my riding style to a few things, and it won’t be easy. But I’m also sure that the whole Team Gresini will help me a lot.
“I can’t wait to get to know the team and start working with them. I’d like to thank Nadia, Carlo and Michele for the trust and respect they showed me.”