Marc Marquez FINALLY reveals the Specs for his 2024 Ducati Desmosedici

Marc Marquez has given details about exactly what specs will be on his 2024 Gresini Ducati.


Marc Marquez FINALLY reveals the Specs for his 2024 Ducati Desmosedici

Marc Marquez with Gresini Ducati (via raching 365news)

Marc Marquez’s move to the Gresini Garage comes following an early termination of his contract with Honda, which was supposed to run until 2024. Previously, Honda had reportedly tried to restrict Marquez from officially announcing the team he would be moving to before the end of the current season. But with the official announcement from Pramac about having Marquez in their 2024 line-up, that restriction doesn’t seem to run its course. The exact specs of the Spaniard’s bike, however, were not revealed earlier. Marquez has, himself, revealed the details about his Gresini package now.

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The 8-time World Champion has confirmed that he will be riding the GP23 – the same bike on which the current Championship is being fought. Marc Marquez, during the Indonesian GP weekend, revealed the news [as reported by Crash.net], saying, “Next year will be interesting. In the end, I will have the bike that is going to win this year’s championship. I am going to have the 2023 bike, but I don’t know how the evolution of it will be.” Jorge Martin and Pecco Bagnaia, the top two riders in the standings currently, are both aboard the GP23 Desmosedici. The bike has proven itself to be the most consistent bike on the grid, backed by a total of 9 victories (split between Bagnaia and Martin) claimed on the GP23.

Ducati has revolutionized the way older machinery is evaluated in the Premiere Class. Earlier in the day, an older spec bike would be considered a severe disadvantage to its latest factory-spec version, but that hasn’t been the case with Ducati. Marco Bezzecchi has proven to be a formidable force with the GP22 this season, winning 3 Grands Prix in 2023. The notion of ‘older machinery’ has been entirely changed, and many predict that the GP23 will still be a Championship-winning bike in the 2024 season. It will be interesting to see if Marquez can directly challenge for the title next season on his GP23 Ducati.

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The Gresini Garage firmly believes Marc Marquez to be a Championship contender in 2024

Marquez’s move to Gresini is slated to be one of the biggest transfers in MotoGP history as the 8-time World Champion is bound to be riding for a Satellite team. Gresini, however, is entirely convinced that their pairing with the Spaniard will be a formidable force in the 2024 World Championship. Carlo Merlini, Gresini’s Commercial & Marketing Director, recently revealed how Gresini prepares for Marquez’s arrival and a possible contract extension to 2025.

Marc Marquez with Gresini Ducati (via raching 365news)
Marc Marquez with Gresini Ducati (via reaching 365news)

Merlini said, “I think we can be on top of the ranking to fight for the title. Marc can be amongst them to fight for the race [wins] every weekend, then for the title eventually.”The Gresini man continued to highlight how the team will be expected to act as a stepping stone for Marquez’s possible move to the factory Ducati team and also discussed how Gresini will be working towards convincing the 59-time Grand Prix winner to stay with the Satellite team beyond 2024. He said, “So it will be also up to us to try to [make Marquez] take some time to think that maybe staying with Gresini also for 2025 could be a good idea. So as usual, it depends on how things will go.”

Amid these exciting developments, one can’t help but wonder how their late team boss, Fausto Gresini, would react to this remarkable acquisition. The beloved Team Boss tragically passed away in 2021. The thought of his hypothetical approval adds an emotional layer to the team’s ambitions and aspirations for the future. It will be decided on track whether this mammoth move will reap any rewards for Marquez.

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