With the paddock reassembled at Silverstone, the MotoGP rider market kicked back into high gear. First of the rider signings is an expected one: Gresini Ducati have signed Alex Marquez for another year, through the 2024 MotoGP season.
That Alex Marquez has earned the contract extension is beyond question. The younger Marquez brother took pole in Argentina, and scored his first podium for the team there. He has since had two more front-row starts, and added a sprint race victory at Silverstone to seal the deal.
In addition to signing with Alex Marquez, Gresini also extended their contract with Ducati through the 2024 and 2025 seasons. Gresini has been remarkably successful since parting ways with Aprilia, winning four races in 2022 with Enea Bastianini, the Italian finishing third in the championship that year. Gresini are building on that success with Alex Marquez, and will do so for two more years.