Marquez to join Gresini Racing team after Honda exit

Days after Honda confirmed that Marc Marquez would be leaving the Japanese manufacturer after the 2023 season, the Ducati satellite team announced on Thursday that Marquez would be joining Gresini Racing for the 2024 season.

Honda and Marquez ended their 11-year partnership by terminating their four-year contract one year early. This opened the door for the 30-year-old to transfer to a Ducati bike, which has dominated the MotoGP for the past two seasons.

I’m looking forward to this new challenge. It was a difficult choice since it represents a significant change in all aspects, Marquez said in a statement.

“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.”

The Spaniard has had trouble with injuries and a subpar bike this year, but he finished third in a rain-shortened Japanese Grand Prix, setting a season-high.

Due to Honda’s inability to match the speed of the Ducati machines, Marquez tried to push his bike to its limits and crashed many times.

I know that changing my bike will require me to modify my riding technique in several ways, and it won’t be simple. But I’m also confident that the entire Gresini Team will greatly assist me, he continued.

The final of Marquez’s six titles was won in 2019 when he finished 151 points ahead of his closest challenger. Marquez joined the Repsol Honda squad in 2013.

In 2023 he will race with his brother Alex, who has done well after switching from LCR Honda to Gresini.

Nadia Padovani Gresini, the company’s CEO, declared that this was a momentous event for the Gresini family.

“The fact that Marc Marquez chose to race with us in the upcoming season is fantastic and I’m extremely happy to be able to make it official.”

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