What does the 2025 MotoGP grid look like after the latest transfers?

Discover the provisional starting grid for MotoGP 2025 after a turbulent period for the transfer market.

Published on 13/07/2024 à 08:31

Luca Bartolomeo

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What does the 2025 MotoGP grid look like after the latest transfers?

The provisional starting grid for MotoGP 2025 - Red Bull Content Pool

The transfer market MotoGP was greatly animated throughout the month of June, thanks in particular to the resolution of the puzzle by Ducati, which finally decided on the name of the one who would support Francesco Bagnaia in the official team in 2025.

While many other twists and turns are expected, eleven drivers have already locked down a seat for next year. The current period of calm therefore gives us the opportunity to take stock of the provisional starting grid for the next campaign.

Ducati

  • Ducati Lenovo: Marc Marquez – Francesco Bagnaia 

It's now official, Marc Marquez will drive alongside Francesco Bagnaia in 2025, to join the factory structure of the Bologna brand. The Spaniard wasted no time in proving himself at Ducati, as he only needed seven races aboard the Desmosedici GP23 to convince the management to give him a chance to ride the latest version.

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  • Gresini Racing: Alex Marquez – … 
  • VR46: /

Among the only two satellite teams that will be equipped with Ducati in 2025 after the departure of Pramac, only Alex Marquez has a contract. Marc's younger brother recently formalized his extension in the Gresini team. However, the Italian team must still find a significant replacement to fill the void left by the departure of Marc Marquez.

As for VR46, no driver has yet been signed even if it seems logical that Fermin Aldeguer will join the team Valentino Rossi. The future occupants of the two VR46 seats could also have official machines at their disposal.

KTM

  • Red Bull KTM: Pedro Acosta – Brad Binder

The announcement was obvious, as the young rookie had kept all his promises since the start of the season. Pedro Acosta will join Brad Binder – who already had a long-term contract – to become a KTM factory rider.

  • Gasgas Tech3: Enea Bastianini – Maverick Viñales

The second KTM line-up was, however, more surprising. While Enea Bastianini was expected to take over the management of the Austrian brand after being dismissed by Ducati, the French structure created a surprise by taking advantage of the opportunity to announce the arrival of Maverick Viñales from Aprilia. KTM thus represents the first MotoGP manufacturer to have made all its riders official for the next season.

ALSO READ > Tech3 formalizes its driver duo for 2025

Aprilia

  • Aprilia Racing: Jorge Martín – Marco Bezzecchi

Having no more options at Ducati, Jorge Martín will realize his dream of becoming a factory rider at Aprilia. The signing of the Spaniard in Noale was highly recommended by the future retiree, Aleix Espargaro, a great friend of the current leader of the championship. After the departure of Vinales, Martin's future teammate was also made official: it will be Marco Bezzecchi.

  • Trackhouse Racing: /

Trackhouse Racing is also one of the teams that has not yet formalized any driver. The Nashville team says it is currently satisfied with the performances of Raul Fernandez and Miguel Oliveira, but could want to promote a young American driver. The No. 1 candidate is currently called Joe Roberts, and competes in the Moto2 world championship, in which he regularly plays for victory.

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Honda

  • Repsol Honda: Luca Marini – …

In addition to Luca Marini's long-term contract, which guarantees the Italian a peaceful future, the official Honda team has not yet extended Joan Mir's contract, or formalized his potential replacement.

  • LCR Honda: Johann Zarco – …

Johann Zarco also has an agreement with the Japanese brand for the rest of his career in MotoGP, which is not yet the case for his garage neighbor, Takaaki Nakagami, while a few Japanese riders are making a strong impression in the lower classes.

Yamaha

Fabio Quartararo will continue with Yamaha next year, and Alex Rins has started discussions to renew his contract. In the event of non-signing of the Spaniard, the Blues would have the door open to welcoming a new pilot.

  • Pramac Racing: / 

The Pramac team has still not formalized any driver for the 2025 season. But the team has nevertheless announced major changes to come. Pramac Racing will be associated with Yamaha next year, as part of a multi-year collaboration. A project that interests many drivers, like Fabio Di Giannantonio. The Italian could indeed be announced soon in the ranks of Pramac.

 

Luca Bartolomeo

Certified Belgian without accent who writes with pleasure for a French site. In charge of MotoGP

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