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Ducati publicizes Bagnaia MotoGP contract extension

Bagnaia has been a Ducati rider for his entire MotoGP career since his debut in 2019 with Pramac Racing, earning a step up to the factory squad in 2021. In 2022, Bagnaia ended a 15-year title drought for the Italian manufacturer and backed that up with a second championship last year after beating Ducati rival

Ducati publicizes Bagnaia MotoGP contract extension

Bagnaia has been a Ducati rider for his complete MotoGP profession since his debut in 2019 with Pramac Racing, incomes a step as much as the manufacturing facility squad in 2021.

In 2022, Bagnaia ended a 15-year title drought for the Italian producer and backed that up with a second championship final yr after beating Ducati rival Jorge Martin within the season showdown in Valencia.

Though the information took just a little longer than anticipated to be confirmed, the predictions of normal supervisor Gigi Dall’Igna that Ducati would be capable of signal Bagnaia to a brand new contract forward of the 2024 season getting underway this weekend in Qatar have been proved true on Monday afternoon.

Because of this, the 27-year-old double MotoGP champion is dedicated within the medium-term throughout the Ducati construction till the tip of 2026.

“I’m very glad to have the ability to proceed racing with the group of my goals,” Bagnaia stated.

“Sporting these colors is an honour for me. It is implausible and a supply of delight. Along with Ducati, my group and all of the folks at Ducati Corse we’ve been in a position to do unimaginable issues and in these three years forward of us we’ll proceed to offer the utmost to attempt to obtain extra success.”

Dall’Igna added: “Pecco was the primary Italian to win a world title in MotoGP on an Italian bike.

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Workforce

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

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“Collectively we’ve dropped at Bologna a world championship that we hadn’t gained for 15 years. He’s a two-time champion and greater than as soon as he has proven that he greater than deserves the primary on his fairing.”

Though the phrases of the contract are strictly confidential, the Italian producer’s wage coverage means that Bagnaia will earn round seven million euros in primary wage, to be supplemented by a variable quantity relying on outcomes.

On this regard, it ought to be famous that if Bagnaia have been to win his third consecutive world championship, his monetary compensation would most certainly be round 10 million euros.

With an important rider within the Ducati secure secured, the principle unknown throughout the construction turns into the id of the rider who will occupy the opposite aspect of the manufacturing facility storage – a spot at the moment crammed by five-time race winner Enea Bastianini.

Bastianini, 2023 runner-up Jorge Martin and, likely, Marc Marquez are within the operating for that seat, supplied that the Spaniard can meet the expectations generated by his transfer to Gresini, the place he can have at his disposal a Ducati from final yr.

Final week reported that Ducati had already signed Moto2 frontrunner Fermin Aldeguer to a cope with Pramac for the 2025 season, which is able to see him exchange both Martin or Franco Morbidelli.

Bagnaia’s 2026 deal means he’s the second rider on the grid at the moment contracted past 2025, after KTM secured Brad Binder to an extra season halfway by way of final yr.

Each Bagnaia and Binder, in addition to Honda’s Luca Marini and his LCR counterpart Johann Zarco, are the one riders who’ve offers in place past 2024 at the moment.

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