MotoGP: Enea Bastianini on a KTM in 2025, Could Join Red Bull GasGas Tech3

Pedro Acosta's move to the main KTM team creates an opening on the other KTM squad for 2025, with Enea Bastianini likely replacing him.

By Divyam Dubey | on June 4, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

MotoGP rider Enea Bastianini is likely on the move for the 2025 season, departing Ducati to join KTM. The Italian rider has enjoyed four successful seasons in MotoGP, racking up five impressive victories and a total of 24 podium finishes. However, his promotion to Ducati's main squad proved challenging, and he fell short of expectations. KTM, which oversees both the factory team and the satellite Tech3 GasGas outfit, might be undergoing a significant structural shift. Rumours swirling around the paddock hint at a future with four identical KTM bikes competing in the brand's iconic orange colours. This move could potentially lead to the complete absorption of the Tech3 GasGas identity. This wouldn't be the first instance of Pierer Mobility Group, owner of KTM, attempting to expand its footprint in MotoGP. The group has previously expressed interest in acquiring the two slots currently managed by Tech3 team owner Herve Poncharal, hinting at their ambitious plans for the future.

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Pedro Acosta's promotion to the factory KTM team alongside Brad Binder leaves a vacant spot in the other KTM squad for 2025, and it's anyone's guess who will fill it. Jack Miller's contract expires at the end of this year, and his disappointing performances with KTM cast doubt on whether he'll be part of their future plans. With Miller's future uncertain, KTM will need to decide whether to bring in a new rider or give another existing rider a shot at partnering with Bastianini.

MotoGP: Marquez to Ducati Factory Team?

MotoGP Marc Marquez

The MotoGP world is buzzing with rumours that Ducati might be making a major shift by offering Marc Marquez a coveted factory ride in 2025. This comes as a surprise, as Ducati was initially believed to be favouring Jorge Martin for the spot.  Apparently, Marquez wasn't thrilled about the idea of joining the satellite Pramac team, and Ducati seems concerned about losing his talent altogether. 

This, coupled with Enea Bastianini's departure from Ducati, has seemingly opened the door for Marquez to partner Pecco Bagnaia in the factory team.  Martin's recent dip in performance might be another factor influencing Ducati's decision. While Marquez is currently behind Martin in the standings, it's worth noting he's on a less powerful machine.


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