What consequences would a Marquez-Ducati move have? Our verdict
The prospect of Marc Marquez joining the Ducati ranks for the 2024 MotoGP season is a tantalising one given his current absence from the front of the field amid Honda’s struggles.
Perhaps it’s even more intriguing because he wouldn’t be walking into one of Ducati’s best seats, but getting what will by then be a year-old satellite Desmosedici at Gresini.
How would Marquez actually fare on that bike? What would it mean for the rest of Ducati’s line-up and structure? And for the once legendary Honda team he’d be spurning?
Here are our writers’ thoughts:
HE’LL LEAVE AFTER ONE YEAR
There’s one thing about Marquez switching to a year-old Ducati for 2024 that the factory has to be well aware of, and that might explain some of its hesitation to fully commit to a deal to steal him away: the knowledge that this is absolutely going to be a one-and-done contract before he moves on to