The Italian producer is the one one of many six current on the present MotoGP grid who provides bikes to 2 satellite tv for pc squads on prime of its manufacturing facility effort.
Lengthy-time companion Pramac receives full manufacturing facility assist from Ducati, with each present championship chief Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin working similar equipment to works group duo Jack Miller and Francesco Bagnaia.
Ducati additionally provides two-year-old bikes to Avintia, with all Ducati riders contracted on to the Italian producer.
Chatting with the language model of Motorsport.com, Paolo Ciabatti says the goal is to proceed fielding six bikes in 2022.
“In our case, the thought is to proceed within the coming years with six bikes, i.e. with a second unbiased group,” Ducati’s sporting director stated.
“It’s a system that we’re very snug with. It is usually a manner of with the ability to preserve some riders who we consider have earned the best to be in MotoGP.”
Ducati’s want to proceed working six bikes past this season hinges on a lot of elements, with the make-up of the 2022 grid nonetheless in a state of flux.
Subsequent season is the primary of a brand new five-year contract cycle between MotoGP, the producers and the unbiased groups.
Ducati, Yamaha, KTM and Honda has confirmed its keep in MotoGP past 2021, whereas the deal between the worldwide highway race groups’ affiliation (IRTA), which represents the satellite tv for pc groups, and Dorna Sports activities has already been renewed.
Avintia won’t be on the grid after 2021, with the group confirming late final 12 months its determination to give up MotoGP on the finish of its present contract interval.
These two grid slots are set to go to a Valentino Rossi entry, which backs Luca Marini’s aspect of the storage, with the rookie working VR46 colors on his Ducati.
Gresini – which was the primary satellite tv for pc group to decide to MotoGP for 2022 – will now not be Aprilia’s manufacturing facility entrant subsequent season, with the Italian group wanting just like the strongest contender to hyperlink up with Ducati.
Ducati’s hopes to proceed fielding six bikes will even rely on what Suzuki and Aprilia do when it comes to its personal satellite tv for pc operations.
Each marques at the moment solely subject two bikes, however each have expressed a want to produce a buyer outfit from 2022.
The MotoGP grid is at the moment made up of 22 bikes, with that quantity capped at 24, which means satellite tv for pc operations for Aprilia and Suzuki would cease Ducati from persevering with to subject six bikes except one other unbiased group severs ties with their present producer.
Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis confirmed earlier this 12 months the Japanese marque’s discussions with satellite tv for pc groups will centre on Petronas SRT – whose present three-year cope with the marque expires this 12 months – and VR46, with talks set to start over the subsequent two months.
SRT boss Razlan Razali hasn’t dominated out a tie-up with one other marque, and even becoming a member of forces with VR46 in 2022, however harassed any future determination shall be dictated by Petronas’ needs.
At KTM, Tech3 boss Herve Poncharal revealed earlier this 12 months a brand new first-draft cope with the Austrian marque had been tabled and talks about extending their partnership have been at a sophisticated stage.