In 2024, motorsport fans will witness a once-in-a-generation spectacle – the Marquez brothers racing together for the same team MotoGP team at Gresini Racing. The goal of their alliance is to do something that has only been done twice so far in the World Championship. This is a huge win for the team and allows fans a unique opportunity to see two brothers competing in MotoGP together for the first time since 2020.
When Marc and Alex signed on with the Repsol Honda Team for the 2020 season, it marked a historic moment in MotoGP, as it was the first time such an unusual partnership had ever been formed. Their collaboration was cut short the following year when Alex switched to LCR Honda after Marc suffered a forearm injury at Jerez. However, Marc’s return to Gresini Racing in 2024 once again presents an opportunity for the duo to rewrite MotoGP history.
MotoGP: Alex Opens Up About Marc Marquez Joining as His Team Mate
In an interview, Alex Marquez shared his positive outlook for 2024. He also said that their previous collaboration in 2020 at Honda was cut short due to Marc's arm injury and that he sees 2024 as a second chance, which, according to him, seems to be promising.
There is no doubt that the upcoming year is significantly important for both of them. It is a noteworthy year, particularly because they will share the same pit box. He hopes for a strong start on his part, as his early success will benefit both of them. Additionally, there is anticipation surrounding Marc's bike testing and the valuable insights he can bring to the team. While he is officially considered a teammate and is sometimes dubbed the first rival, the mutual understanding and competitive spirit are expected to drive both of them towards continuous improvement.
MotoGP: Who Will Replace Marc Marquez at Honda
The departure of the eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez from Repsol Honda has created a void in the team. As the team seeks to fill the gap, there are emerging discussions regarding the inclusion of a Spanish Moto2 rider named Fermin Aldeguer from the Speed Up team as a possible successor to the six-time MotoGP champion.
This season, Aldeguer has had great success racing in the Moto2 category with the Speed Up team – he won both the British Grand Prix and the most recent Thai Grand Prix. Additionally, he finished third in Indonesia and first in Australia. Aldeguer is in sixth place with 137 points after three races – just 6.5 points away from the top five.
In comparison, Fabio Di Giannantonio has faced discouraging news in his quest for a new seat for the 2024 season. Despite a respectable third-place performance at Phillip Island, Di Giannantonio has experienced a lacklustre season. The recent development reveals that Marc Marquez, having left Honda HRC, will be taking Di Giannantonio's place at Gresini Racing.