The two contenders for the vacant factory Ducati 2023 MotoGP ride – Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martin – are not making that decision simple.
In the pre-Red Bull Ring episode of The Race MotoGP Podcast, host Toby Moody is joined by Simon Patterson and Valentin Khorounzhiy to discuss the dilemma facing Ducati, and why Bastianini and Martin are almost equally viable options despite being very different MotoGP riders.
The crew also discuss the role Francesco Bagnaia’s status may play in the choice, and debate what Ducati should do from not only a sporting perspective, but in terms of keeping the riders in question happy and willing to commit to it for the longer-term.
A host of reader questions – including whether MotoGP riders are amiable and how much riders actually learn about rival MotoGP bikes before making a team switch – are tackled in the second half of the episode too.
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