Here's Who Franco Morbidelli Will Ride For In 2024
In a move that had been widely anticipated in the MotoGP world, Franco Morbidelli joins one of the most successful teams of recent years.
While the confirmation of Morbidelli’s transfer to the Italian team may not come as a shock to many, it still marks a significant development in the Italian’s career.
Having been linked with Prima Pramac Ducati ever since Yamaha confirmed his departure from their team, the MotoGP community was left speculating about Morbidelli’s next destination.
The Italian rider’s talents and potential as a future world champion were undeniable, making him one of the most sought-after riders on the grid.
Morbidelli’s impressive journey in MotoGP began in 2018 when he made his premier-class debut. Since then, he has steadily climbed the ranks and secured numerous podium finishes, coming tantalizingly close to clinching the World Championship title in 2020.
Although securing the factory Yamaha seat for 2021, it was ultimately that decision that ruined the Italian’s next two seasons being nowhere near teammate Fabio Quartararo result-wise.
The decision to join Prima Pramac Ducati signals a fresh challenge for Morbidelli as the former championship runner-up has secured a seat on one of the dominant packages in MotoGP right now.
This rider transfer also sets the stage for an intriguing intra-team dynamic within Prima Pramac Ducati. Jorge Martin has consistently been a top performer in the championship, often battling the factory Ducati riders for podium positions and race wins setting a pretty high bar for Morbidelli to meet in what will be his first season on a MotoGP Ducati.