A new challenge could await Manuel Poggiali in 2024. Until this year the rider from Romagna held the role of coach within the Gresini team, following all the riders captained by Nadia Padovani's team on the track.
The support offered to the Faenza team did not go unnoticed by Gigi Dall'Igna, who is considering offering Manuel the opportunity to become coach of the official Ducati riders for 2024. Bagnaia and Bastianini would therefore find themselves with one more person to rely on for support on the track.
For the moment there is no official announcement, but it is very likely that the operation will be completed soon. For the former rider, therefore, it looks as if he will have a new challenge in official red, but this does not mean that Manuel will no longer support Gresini.
Because even in factory gear, the San Marino native will still provide partial service to the team managed by Nadia Padovani, who will have both Marc and Alex Marquez in the team in 2024.