Published: 11 Jun 2024

Dissapointment Looms At Ducati Amidst 'Real Risk' of Pramac Split

Ducati Corse CEO Gigi Dall’Igna explains why the ‘real risk’ of a Ducati Pramac split would be a ‘disappointment’ for their MotoGP effort.

Ducati Sports Director Mauro Grassilli and Pramac Team Manager Gino Borsoi will be two major players in Ducati-Pramac negotiations for a MotoGP contract extension between the two parties.
Ducati Sports Director Mauro Grassilli and Pramac Team Manager Gino Borsoi

While some big cornerstones of the MotoGP rider market fell into place over the last few days, the uncertainty of the series’ best and long-time Ducati satellite team’s future keeps large parts of the MotoGP paddock under its spell.

Speaking to Sky Italia during Practice at Mugello Pramac Team Director Gino Borsoi confirmed the team was set to run ‘official Ducatis in 2025’, however, Ducati is now rowing back.

Sports Director Mauro Grassilli clarifies that there has not yet been a contract for further cooperation. Pramac Racing in the meantime is in ongoing negotiations with Yamaha.

The talks were prompted by the fact that Yamaha has been the only manufacturer without a satellite team since 2023 and has just two of its YZR-M1s in the paddock.

Ducati Corse CEO Gigi Dall’Igna sees the situation as serious. After twenty years of cooperation with Pramac Racing, there is a “real risk” of losing last year’s team world champions.

Dall’Igna made it clear that a split is all but in the Ducati’s interests: “It would be both a personal and a sporting disappointment because Pramac and [Pramac Team Boss] Paolo Campinoti have been with us for a long time.”

“They are part of the success we had in recent years. It would be a shame. The whole situation is still open, but the problem does exist.”

Both VR46 and Gresini Racing were in talks, but both structures turned Yamaha management down. Campinoti, on the other hand, sat down with Lin Jarvis and has been weighing up the financial possibilities of a deal with the sporting value ever since.

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