Johann Zarco is deciding his future at the Red Bull Ring. He's the variable that keeps the riders market at a standstill. There's no risk that it won't be the MotoGP, however, he has very little time to decide between Honda and Ducati Pramac, but it seems like he'll be saying ‘no’ to Ducati.
More than money, it's being considered that will count in his final choice. And Johann emphasized this.
"Honda seems to want me more than Ducati," he said. "But the Ducati performs well, and it's a great bike, so I might as well make this choice, to continue fighting at the top."
The 33-year-old French rider hasn't won a MotoGP Grand Prix yet. Gigi Dall'Igna took him on directly for Ducati, but now he's a bit disappointed by the insecurity of his position. In fact, he would be offered only a one-year contract and, at the end of 2024, he'll end up having to look for a bike again.
"We knew there would be few talks between Silverstone and Austria, so we'll see what happens this weekend," he said. "I'm not worried. In any case, I'll have a choice, which is positive."
However, it is true that, despite a multi-year contract and doubling his wages, the offer comes from the LCR and, as Alex Rins' case with Honda proved, he remains a simple satellite rider.