Francesco Bagnaia will remain with Ducati for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.
Ducati’s superstar Francesco Bagnaia has been officially confirmed to remain with the Bologna based squad for the next two seasons after a breakout 2021 year that saw him scoop up 9 podiums and 4 victories, significantly eating into the lead of Fabio Quartararo at the end of the 2021 season.
Going into 2022 Ducati know that their Italian man is their best chance at their first MotoGP World Championship since 2007 and have shown their faith in the 2018 Moto2 World Champion by extending their deal for an additional two seasons. Bagnaia has impressed in this years pre-season testing and looks to be a force heading into the 2022 season.
Francesco Bagnaia: – “Being a Ducati rider in MotoGP has always been my dream, and knowing that I can continue with the Ducati Lenovo Team for another two seasons makes me happy and proud. I have found a serene environment in the factory team: I feel very much in tune with my team and know that we can do great things together. Now I can only concentrate on doing well in this Championship. A big thank you to Claudio, Gigi, Paolo, Davide and all the Ducati Corse staff. I’ll try to repay their trust with my results on the track!”
Luigi Dall’Igna: – “We are delighted to have Bagnaia with us for another two seasons. Since he arrived at Ducati in 2019, Pecco has shown great talent and the ability to interpret our Desmosedici GP very well, adapting to ride it in any condition. He did it, especially in the last season, during which he had significant growth and got to play for the World Title. The way he managed the races at Aragón, Misano, Portimão and Valencia, scoring four fantastic victories, is proof of his maturity as a rider. With these great qualities, we are sure that he has the potential to aim for the title with us”.
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