Enea Bastianini

MotoGP, the market after the signing of Fabio Quartararo: when Enea Bastianini recalls that he has not yet signed with Ducati, Jorge Martin listens

Fabio Quartararo is therefore housed until 2024 at Yamaha so that now is the time for the other protagonists of the transfer market to make their choice. At Ducati, it has always been agreed that the changes will take place internally. The Borgo Panigale clan is provided with enough quality pilots to make the assignment a family affair. A story that concerns above all two drivers for a red suit: Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martin.

Between Enea Bastianini et Jorge Martin for the position of crew member of Weather in Pecco Bagnaia, who already has a contract until 2024, was thought to be the deal made with the Italian coming out of his victory at the French Grand Prix. However, there was then the Italian Grand Prix, held in front of all the Ducati staff, which ended in a fall. The Gresini Racing driver had arrived home with only 8 points behind the Yamaha Fabio Quartararo thanks to three victories in Losail, Austin and Le Mans on the Ducati GP21.

In races where he did not win, Enea Bastianini never reached the top six, giving up in Portimao and precisely in Mugello. However, regularity is fundamental in the MotoGP of today, and that is the secret of Fabio Quartararo. The Frenchman has recently renewed his contract with Yamahasecuring the seat of the M1 until 2024. Obviously, the World Champion has had some guarantees about the future of his team, which is working on a brand new engine to fill the gap with its rivals.

Enea Bastianini: « I think I’ll stay with Ducati«

It is in this context that the protégé of a Carlo Pernat who announced that a verbal agreement had been reached with Ducati, gave an update on his situation: ” the future? At the moment I have not signed with Ducati but I know what my future holds. I think I’m going to stay with Ducati, but I don’t know which team. We keep working, for me the most important thing is to have a good package and to be a pilot capable of fighting. For now it’s not a problem, I already have a good bike and I have to be fast in all conditions, both with a factory team and with a satellite ».

So there’s still a float in Ducati’s decision-making regarding the second factory machine whose only certainty is that it will escape Jack Miller. And it made me react Jorge Martinwho is apparently regaining hope, despite his current disappointing career: ” my goal is to be competitive as I showed at the beginning of last year and throughout the season. Now, however, the situation is different from 2021, since I don’t have everything under control. Yes, if you look at the results from the outside, it seems easy to choose the second handlebars of the factory, while from the inside it is not the same, and that’s why Ducati has a hard time choosing He mentions about his competition with Weather in Bastianini.

What if the scales weren’t tilted in his favor? « I still think Pramac is an option for 2023, even if my goal is differenteven if it is a factory motorcycle in a factory team Answers the Spaniard who will undergo surgery with one hand at the end of this weekend’s Grand Prix of Catalonia.

And what does the athletic director think Paolo Ciabatti ? The comment: ” we always said we wanted to secure Jorge and Enea, and I think we’re pretty much there. Jorge Martín is going through a difficult time, but he has done fantastic things. Enea Bastianini, of course, is fighting for the title. Johann Zarco runs fantastically well, but he may be missing that spark to get on the podium more regularly ». However, it seems that the Frenchman has already signed the renewal with Paolo Campinoti’s Ducati Pramac team and that the only real decision that remains to be made is that of the second official driver: ” we are in this phase where we have to assess the situation. a little and hopefully, before Assen, we will find a final setup with our drivers and teams ».

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