Pramac, Internal Dispute at Ducati Sparks Reconsideration of ’25 Bike’ Assignment

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Ducati-Pramac Partnership Extension Negotiations Continue Amidst Potential Hurdles

Ducati is reportedly contemplating a shift in their allocation of factory bikes for the upcoming season, possibly favoring Gresini or VR46 over Pramac.

Presently, Pramac benefits from having two of the latest Desmosedici machines, while Gresini and VR46 run on the previous year’s models.

According to Motorsport, there is a “possibility” that Ducati might reduce Pramac’s guarantee to just one factory bike for the 2025 season.

This could potentially mean that either Gresini (with Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez) or VR46 (featuring Marco Bezzecchi and Fabio di Giannantonio) could receive a 2025-spec bike next year.

Reports suggest there is “friction” due to the prospect of Pramac losing one of their latest-spec bikes in the upcoming season.

Pramac and Ducati are currently engaged in discussions to extend their partnership into the 2025 and 2026 seasons.

Despite Pramac’s strong performance, with Jorge Martin narrowly missing out on the MotoGP title last season and currently leading the standings, Ducati is also exploring options with VR46 regarding their continued status as a satellite team.

Gresini’s future appears stable, bolstered by the presence of Marquez in their lineup, adding an undeniable X-factor to their team dynamic.


Moto2 standout Fermin Aldeguer has been confirmed as a future addition to the Ducati MotoGP lineup for the upcoming season.

Although the expectation is for Aldeguer to join Pramac, no official announcement has been released as of yet.

Aldeguer has been assured a 2025 bike once he transitions to the premier class, initially suggesting a likely move to Pramac.

However, uncertainties arise regarding Aldeguer’s placement should Pramac not extend their partnership with Ducati or if Ducati decides to withdraw one of the ’25 bikes allocated to Pramac.

“I am still uncertain about which team I will be racing for,” Aldeguer remarked.

“I am under contract with Ducati Corse, and they will place me where the best opportunity lies, always with full support from the factory and the best machinery possible.”

Title contender Jorge Martin is expected to depart next season, possibly joining the factory Ducati team or opting for another manufacturer.

This season, Aldeguer’s teammate is Franco Morbidelli.

Negotiations are ongoing to resolve the differences between Ducati and Pramac.

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