As the 2024 season approaches, the MotoGP world is bustling with conjecture and anticipation. The future of eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez is at stake. The MotoGP environment is about to change dramatically, with numerous teams making moves and Marquez himself keeping his cards close to his chest. This article delves into the latest developments, including Jack Miller’s concerns about losing his KTM seat, Prima Pramac Racing closing its doors to Marquez, and Luca Marini’s thoughts on Marquez potentially joining Ducati.
Jack Miller’s KTM Dilemma
Jack Miller, who joined KTM this year and is under contract with the team until 2024, recently confessed that losing his position to Marc Marquez is a serious possibility. Marquez has indicated interest in joining KTM as part of a huge expansion. Miller commented, “If I’m not as good as KTM expects me to be, I won’t be here in 2025; it’s the law of the sport.” He also stated that he has a contract option for the 2025 and 2026 seasons, but that it is up to him to perform well in order to preserve his job1.
Prima Pramac Racing: A Closed Door for Marquez
The signing of Franco Morbidelli to Prima Pramac Racing has effectively closed one more option for Marc Marquez for the 2024 season. Marquez, who has one more year on his contract with Repsol Honda Team, had been speculated to join Ducati next year. However, with Morbidelli’s arrival, that door is now shut too.
Luca Marini’s Take on Marquez Joining Ducati
MotoGP racer Luca Marini expressed delight at the idea of Marc Marquez joining Ducati. He believes that having a rider of Marquez’s calibre on the squad would benefit data comparability and overall performance. Marini also stated that Marquez still has a lot to offer the sport and that he would be surprised if he left Honda, given his high salary.
Marc Marquez’s future in MotoGP is a contentious topic with consequences for many teams and riders. While Jack Miller is apprehensive about his position with KTM, Prima Pramac Racing has made its decision. Luca Marini, on the other hand, would welcome Marquez with open arms at Ducati. As the 2024 season approaches, all eyes will be on Marquez’s next decision, which will undoubtedly cause waves in the MotoGP scene.