Alex Marquez's adventure in Gresini couldn’t but continue. The Spanish rider got on the Ducati with the aim of forgetting his difficult years in Honda, and he succeeded. After a podium finish in the second race in Argentina, he celebrated his first victory in a Sprint Race at Silverstone.
Last night, through Twitter, the extension of his contract for 2024 was announced. Alex commented on this decision today.
"I’m very happy to continue," he said. "I’ve always conveyed this desire to the team and, when things go well, it’s also easier to understand each other. Continuing together in the upcoming season is essential, in order to be able to continue growing on this bike and, with this team, I know that everything will be easier. I want to thank Nadia, first of all, and then the whole team that made me feel at home from the first moment. We’ll continue to grow and be amazing."
Team owner Nadia Padovani couldn’t be happier, also because she has more important news to communicate: an agreement with Ducati for 2024 and 2025.
"Alex is first and foremost a wonderful person, and it was a pleasure to welcome him to our Gresini Family," she said. "The results speak for themselves, and continuing together seemed a natural step towards continuing to raise the bar. In his first year riding a Ducati, he’s already had a victory, a podium and a pole, proving from the beginning that he can be with the best. Now together we’ll look for continuity in the upcoming season. I also want to thank the entire Ducati family with whom we’ll continue in the next two years. We’ve already shown that it’s an excellent combination both in 2022 and this year. The goal is to continue to thrill and be thrilled."
The last blessing came from Gigi Dall'Igna, Ducati Corse’s General Manger: "We’re really happy to have the Gresini Racing MotoGP Team in the Ducati family for another two seasons. It’s an extremely professional team and, over the years, it has shown that it has the potential to be able to aspire to great results. Last year, the team scored four great victories with our Desmosedici GP and, this season, it boasts a podium, a pole position, and a victory in the Sprint race at Silverstone with Alex Marquez. We’re sure that, together, we’ll achieve other successes in the future, and we’ll continue to grow, race after race."