Marc Marquez Move to Gresini is Now Official
Marc Marquez announced that he would not be pursuing a run with Repsol Honda in 2024: Marquez and Honda Part Ways. There was speculation that he would land on a Ducati for 2024 but no official announcement from a Ducati team came. That is until today. Gresini Racing have officially announced and confirmed what most already assumed. Marc Marquez will join the Gresini side for the 2024 MotoGP campaign. The team had originally wanted to sign Marquez for a two year deal however Marquez agreed to a one year deal to keep his options obligation free for 2025.
Marquez had the following words, “I’m excited with 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 the 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.”
Nadia Padovani Gresini, CEO Gresini Racing
“This is a historical moment for the Gresini Family. The fact that Marc Marquez chose to race with us in the upcoming season is absolutely fantastic and I’m extremely happy to be able to make it official. In less than a season we got really close to his brother, and we’ll welcome Marc the same way, as we’re sure he has all the potential to be competitive on the GP23 from the get-go. Last but not least, I would like to thank Fabio Di Giannantonio for his professionalism, and we wish him all the best for the continuation of his career.”
The move to sign Marc Marquez opens the door for Marc to join his brother Alex Marquez for the 2024 campaign. It has been 3 years since the Marquez brother have raced for the same team.