The MotoGP transfer market is rarely dormant, but it turned into insomnia once World Champion Fabio Quartararo’s manager Eric Mahé opened up the bargain by stating that “everything was open” for 2023. Since then, the scenes forgot until the winter break ruling. Honda joined the rumored discussion to fuel this period of old and new even more. As 2021 comes twilight and 2022 dawns, let’s take stock of a year 2023 that is already looking like one big night.
Fabio Quartararo captured his first world title, which is more historic for a French pilot masterly riding a factory M1 Yamaha who now has to pay back the favour, with a major tech boost. This is more or less the situation at the negotiating table for 2023 between the man from Nice and the Iwata factory. Waiting for answers for .’s tests Sepang, in Malaysia, early February. This prevents the competitors, who have been warned by this situation that could cause disappointments conducive to divorce, from reacting …
It is from Honda what came this response. The brand with golden wings is at a crossroads with a Marc Marquez whose contract expires in 2024 and who is not coming out of a string of injuries that will hurt his body soon in his thirties. During this time, the next generation is pushing through and not taking it into account would be a damaging strategic mistake going forward. At the HRC, we know it so well that we’re working hard on a new, more docile RC213V. We also wonder Pol Espargaró which, if it does not spoil, does not fill the decision makers in Tokyo who watch it with joy Fabio Quartararo, but also Joan Miro.
Something to watch out for Yamaha and Suzuki. The Iwata brand doesn’t really have a plan B for the one that brought her a pilot crown that’s been missing since 2015. She is recovering from the heated divorce with Maverick Vinales, Andrea Dovizioso must prove himself at 35 and Franco Morbidelli regain use of his knee. The builder of Hamamatsu seems to doubt less since then Joan Miro released a statement about the first evolutions seen on the GSX-RR during the Jerez tests. Alex Rins Seems to be able to provide cover in the event of a resounding outage and internally their evaluation errors have been recognized which should lead to the hiring of a team manager.
Transfermarkt: calm sea expected at Ducati
in ‘s house KTM, we invited ourselves to the rumor ball by noting that the pilots’ choice of his four RC16s was also “ Open Looking to 2023. However, we are focusing more on internal changes than crushing arrivals, these moves could also take the form of a splashing promotion in the event that Pedro Acosta would continue to impress. Will that remain as Brad binder seems to be irremovable, the case of Miguel Oliveira is blurrier. Seeing the Portuguese slip away under a different canopy is not science fiction.
For his part, Aprilia is satisfied with a top pilot of the caliber of Maverick Vinales. And the latter is happy to have found this hiding place after his complicated divorce with Yamaha, moreover, so stormy that the Spaniard no longer seduces, despite his real talent. The community of interest is such that the couple’s relationship is a marriage of convenience. On the other hand, we will have to think about the after Aleix Espargaró at Noel. The latter has already announced that he could not imagine more than two years. The choices that will be made will depend on the level of the RS-GP, a machine still under development.
We end with Ducati about which there is not much more to say. And rightly so: the Desmosedici has reached such a level in terms of performance in MotoGP that it determines supply and demand. Gone are the days of having to hire an established champion at great expense. On the other hand, internal mutations will be possible, especially between Jorge Martin and Jack Miller about who will get the red color after 2022. Otherwise, Pecco Bagnaia has leader status, while among the other pilots one would be largely content to maintain its place in its satellite structure.