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Paolo Ciabatti, sporting director of the Italian team, gave details about the future partner of Pecco Bagnaia after the departure of Jack Miller to KTM. He also reviewed other issues
The summer transfer market is also experienced in MotoGP . Despite the fact that the 2022 World Cup is barely halfway through with the German Grand Prix , already starting to talk about the driver's dance for the next season.
The Sachsenring Circuit is a hive of rumors in the paddock. Only 8 of the 22 members of next year's starting grid have been confirmed. and with each passing day more proper names come to light.
One of the represented voices of Ducati, Paolo Ciabatti, has given clues as to who will be the partner of Pecco Bagnaia in the official team after the departure of Jack Miller to KTM : "We have not yet made a decision, the only one is to continue with the two riders who they will have the same economic condition and technical package level".
"We want to wait until the end of August", the sports director insisted when asked by Izaskun Ruiz at the microphone of DAZN on Jorge Martín and Enea Bastianini .
Ciabatti praised these two Ducati satellite riders: "Bastianini has done very well this first part of the season but Jorge Martín had some problems with the bike at the beginning, it was not 100% ready and he also had physical problems".
"We think it is a good decision to see a few more races to decide. The two of you can be quite calm and wait without too much pressure. Their future is assured in the coming year but they want to be in the official team", concluded the Ducati manager.
The departure of Jack Miller from Ducati
Paolo Ciabatti resolved the doubts about the departure of Jack Miller from Ducati to KTM: "We believe that Jorge Martín and Enea Bastianini have a more interesting future".
"Jack is a friend, he has lacked a little more consistency and that is why after five years with us, we have decided that he did not have a place in the official team and KTM has done it for two years, we offered him one", clarified regarding the negotiations.
The future of Ducati Gresini
The sports director of Ducati was also questioned about one of the satellite teams such as Gresini, and others so many riders that could arrive: "We have spoken with Miguel Oliveira, Álex Rins and Raúl Fernández , but we have not decided anything and they want to see if they can sign for two years since we have a contract until 2023&# 34;.
"You have to see what they need from their sponsors being an independent team. This decision will be made before August and there are teams that are talking to them", Paolo Ciabatti clarified and insisted.
Marc Márquez's partner… and his brother Álex
Paolo Ciabatti got wet on the future partner of Marc Márquez at Honda and threw a cape on his brother Álex : " Of course, Repsol Honda is going to do it with Joan Mir, is what is said in the paddock. Lucio Cecchinello has to decide what to do & # 34;.
& # 34; I do not like to talk about other teams that do not, but it seems that nothing has been decided by Álex about his future. He is one of the fast drivers who do not have a contract & # 34 ;, commented in addition to the Spanish driver of LCR .
Praises Pecco Bagnaia
Finally, Ciabatti praised Pecco Bagnaia's work in the official Ducati team: "At the beginning of the season the 22nd bike was not mature and that is why we started in a difficult way but we have seen that Pecco has changed some things and has reached a point where the bike is perfect and he is doing super well".
"Never We will know what would have happened in Barcelona without the accident and it is happening here too. He is in time to get into the fight for the World Cup, Fabio is an opponent of the highest level because he is always there & # 34 ;, concluded the sports director of the Italian team.