Jorge Martin Talks About 2025 Plans Amid Ducati’s Recruitment Drive

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Jorge Martin Discusses Potential Influence of Fermin Aldeguer’s Ducati Arrival on His 2025 Aspirations

Jorge Martin has observed Ducati secure a highly-touted new rider – unfortunately, it wasn’t him inking the contract.

Pramac rider Martin has been vocal about his desire for a promotion to the factory Ducati team in 2025.

However, Ducati has chosen to prioritize securing Francesco Bagnaia with a new long-term deal and signing Moto2 talent Fermin Aldeguer.

Do these developments affect Martin’s aspirations?

In response, he stated, “I don’t know, I don’t know…

“Hopefully, they inform me that I’ll be on the red Ducati!

“But it’s still early days.

“For me, patience is key. I believe I will demonstrate this season that I deserve that spot.”

Ducati sporting director Mauro Grassilli was questioned about whether they had finalized Bagnaia’s teammate for the upcoming year.

“Not yet,” he asserted. “We need to explore our options.

“There are numerous riders interested in joining us.

“We will make the decision when the time is right. When we’re prepared.”

Yamaha is reportedly closely monitoring Martin’s future, especially if he seeks a factory bike away from Ducati, although their competitiveness would be a concern for him.

Martin has been twice denied a factory Ducati promotion.

In 2022, Enea Bastianini clinched the spot ahead of him.

Then again, on the final day of 2023, losing the championship to Bagnaia meant a contractual clause to automatically promote him was passed over.

Martin heads into this weekend’s Portuguese MotoGP at Portimao after winning the season-opening sprint race.

The signing of Aldeguer, the teenage talent from Moto2, will place him at Pramac for ’25.

“I think he deserves it, absolutely,” Martin commented.

“He proved last season that he’s one of the best riders in Moto2, so he deserves this promotion.

“I congratulate him on his new contract.

“He’s a great example, not just for other young riders, that there isn’t just one path to MotoGP.

“He took the hardest route.

“He’s still young and I believe he will do a fantastic job.”

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