In Assen, the 2023 transfer market kept the Dutch Grand Prix in suspense once again, with in particular some confirmations and strong trends which lead to their inevitable collateral consequences… Here is the last point with a possible surprise, and not only in MotoGP …
Things have moved as expected in the transfer market for 2023 and beyond during a Dutch Grand Prix exciting and disputed. Let’s start with Ducati who maintains the suspense about his second red motorcycle which will indeed be an issue between the only jorge martin and Enea Bastianini. Paolo Ciabatti promised the epilogue of this duel in August, which means after the first Grands Prix of the start of the school year. The only certainty is that Johann Zarco will be in the workforce of the Borgo Panigale brand, in the ranks of Pramac. The formalization of this perspective is announced by both parties as a formality.
At LCR Honda, Alex Marquez signified his departure to Gresini Racing who closed his stall confirming Fabio Di Giannantonio. On the HRC side, Alex Rins claims to sui wants to hear that he will be the new pilot of Lucio Cecchinello with an official RC213V vintage 2023. Despite the commendable efforts of Taka Nakagami to save his handlebars, the latter should see his young compatriot Ai Ogura succeed him. Since we are at Honda, the Repsol colors will display a pair of Fashion Champions next year since Joan Mir will join Mark Marquez. We are also awaiting confirmation from the HRC.
At the house of KTMwe know that the structure directly linked to Mattighofen is complete since the hiring of Jack Miller who will be the neighbor of Brad Binder. At the French ally Tech3, Pol Espargaro is approaching and should team up with Remy Gardner. Perhaps the surprise to come is that the tricolor team takes the colors of GASGAS.
MotoGP 2023: things are moving at Rossi
At Aprilia, Alex Espargaro as Maverick Vinales have been confirmed for a while so that the subject interests the RNF trigram of Razlan Razali, future ally of the Noale brand. The Malaysian is cautious but he almost announced a pair made up of Miguel Oliveira and of Raúl Fernandezhoping not to offend the boiling Pit Beirer too much…
At VR46, we are preparing to renew Luca Marini and Marco Bezzecchi, but it is on the Moto2 side that things will change. It is indeed confirmed that the team in place under the colors of Mooney will be taken over by the manufacturer Fantic, which will therefore join the names of KTM and Yamaha in a category with a single Triumph engine. The chassis will be a Kalex. Celestino Viettiwith no prospects MotoGPshould remain in this platoon by joining the other VR46 entity on the board which is the Yamaha Master Camp. For Antonellion the other hand, it smells like the end of the game while between González and Kubo the question is which one will survive the other at the end of this year…
Here is the updated virtual 2023 grid:
MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP
DUCATI LENOVO TEAM
Enea Bastianini – Jorge Martin
DUCATI PRIMA PRAMAC
Jorge Martin – Enea Bastianini
RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING
GRESINI RACING MOTOGP
Fabio Di Giannantonio
REPSOL HONDA TEAM
MOONEY VR46 RACING TEAM
Ai Ogura – Taka Nakagami
WITHU TEAM APRILIA RNF MOTOGP
TECH3 FACTORY KTM or GASGAS