Senior journalists find Ducati in trouble to find best suitable teammate for Francesco Bagnaia

Martin, riding for Pramac Ducati, is now leading over Bagnaia by 38 points. Meanwhile, Marc Marquez, who hasn’t won on Ducati yet, is just 2 points behind Bagnaia. He is tied with Enea Bastianini for the third place. 

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The story about who will be Francesco Bagnaia’s teammate in the factory Ducati team for 2025 got more interesting at Le Mans. The top two contenders Jorge Martin and Marc Marquez finished ahead of Bagnaia making things interesting. 

Ducati is set to announce Bagnaia’s teammate at Mugello in the upcoming days which has become a talk of the town. In the latest episode of Crash.net MotoGP podcast host and guests talked about the same and revealed that Ducati is set to have a difficult choice.  

Podcast host Jordan Moreland along with editor Pete McLaren spoke about the issue. While speaking about Jorge Martin and Marc Marquez they admitted that Ducati will have a hard decision. 

“They are. How do you turn away the guy leading the world championship? That's going to be a tough call if they make it. You mentioned the title lead, 38 points. That means Martin’s still going to be on top of the world championship even if he doesn’t turn up next time in Catalunya. So he will be top of the standings heading into Mugello whatever happens”, says McLaren. 

What are Marc Marquez’s prospects? 

Further answering the question about the situation McLaren said, “Mugello, a home race for Ducati, is the timeframe for when we expect the rider decision will be announced. We don’t know if the decision has already been made, but around Mugello is when it should be made public.

“So, Martin's going to be leading into that event. And he's making it difficult for Ducati to turn him away, isn't he? But also, Marquez is now climbing up the standings and very close to Pecco, on a year-old bike. I think the battle we saw between those three on Sunday could well turn out to be the championship battle this year.”

Notably, Martin, riding for Pramac Ducati, is now leading over Bagnaia by 38 points. Meanwhile, Marc Marquez, who hasn’t won on Ducati yet, is just 2 points behind Bagnaia. He is tied with Enea Bastianini for the third place. 

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