Pramac Ducati re-signs Johann Zarco, Jorge Martin for 2022 MotoGP season

Johann Zatrco and Jorge Martin will enter into a second season with the Pramac Ducati team for the 2022 MotoGP World Championship

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Pramac Ducati will field an unchanged rider line-up for the 2022 MotoGP World Championship after securing the signature of Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin for another season.

The French-Spanish pairing represented an all-new line-up for the Italian team, the official satellite arn of Ducati Corse, in 2021 with Zarco promoted from Avintia, while Martin was making his debut after stepping up from Moto2.

Though the long-serving Pramac Racing team is still hunting for its maiden MotoGP win, it is enjoying the strongest start to a MotoGP campaign yet with four podiums from six races thus far.

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Of those, Zarco has been responsible for three of those rostrum results, while his greater consistency means he is also the top Ducati representative - second, 24 points shy of Fabio Quartararo - in the overall standings, 

Martin, meanwhile retains his seat despite starting only two grands prix for Pramac Ducati before an accident during free practice for the Portuguese MotoGP ruled him out for the following four rounds. Nevertheless, he made an impact in those two outings, scoring a pole position and podium finish in only his second grand prix in Qatar.

“We are very satisfied to be able to continue on this “project” with Johann and Jorge, two boys with whom we get along very well and with whom we are reaching excellent results,” said Pramac boss Franesco Guidotti. Both Ducati and ourselves firmly believe in their abilities; we couldn’t be happier.

“Johann and Jorge this year have inserted themselves very well in the Pramac Racing team,” added Ducait’s Paolo Ciabatt.. “For this reason, together with Paolo Campinoti and Francesco Guidotti, we have decided to proceed with them into 2022. 

“We will put at the disposition of both, the official bikes for next season as well. We are certain that they will provide us with many satisfactions.

Zarco and Martin are just the latest in a series of new rider announcements in recent days with Jack Miller confirmed with Ducati Corse (factory) for 2022, while Brad Binder and Remy Gardner will make up one half of KTM’s Factory and Tech 3 satellite line-ups respectively.