Marquez with Gresini for 2024 MotoGP season

Alex Marquez will stay with Gresini for the 2024 MotoGP season, with the announcement coming only a few days after he won in MotoGP for the first time.

Alex Marquez, Nadia Padovani. - Gresini Racing

Gresini Racing will retain the services of Alex Marquez for the 2024 MotoGP World Championship.

The news of Marquez’s retention by Gresini comes only a few days after he won his first MotoGP race in the Sprint at Silverstone.

The day after, Marquez retired from the British Grand Prix due to a broken gear lever, but the latest announcement confirms the positive steps Marquez and Gresini have made together since the Spaniard joined the team at the beginning of 2023.

Alex Marquez said: “I’m very happy to continue with the team. I’ve always expressed this desire of mine and when things go the right way it’s even easier to understand each other. To continue together for the next season is key in order to keep growing with this bike, and with this team everything is going to be easier. I would like to thank Nadia first and foremost, and then the whole team who made me feel at home from day one. We’ll keep growing and surprising.”

Nadia Padovani, Gresini Racing Team Owner, said: “Alex is first of all a wonderful person and it was a pleasure to welcome him in our Gresini Family. The results speak for themselves and it was a logical step for us to continue together and raise the bar some more. He already scored a race win and a pole position in his debut year with Ducati, showing he could battle with the best from the get-go. We will now try to find some continuity together in the next season. I would like to thank the whole Ducati family as we’ll continue with them for the next two years; we already showed we are a good combination this year as well as in 2022… so the goal is to continue to excite and be excited.”

Luigi Dall’Igna, Ducati Corse General Manager, said: “We are delighted to continue to have the Gresini Racing MotoGP team in the Ducati family for two more seasons. They are an extremely professional outfit and, over the years, have shown that they have the potential to aspire to great results. Last year they scored four beautiful victories with our Desmosedici GP machine, and this season they clinched a podium, a pole position, and a win in the last GP Sprint with Alex Marquez. We are sure that together we will achieve more success in the future and continue to grow race by race.”

Alex Marquez currently sits ninth in the 2023 MotoGP riders’ standings, with his best result of third place coming at the Argentinian Grand Prix in April. 

The next round of the MotoGP World Championship - round 10, the Austrian Grand Prix - will take place at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, where Ducati has won all but two of the MotoGP races held. Marquez has a best result of second place at the Red Bull Ring, which came in the 2019 Moto2 race.

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