Marquez is within the penultimate yr of a four-season cope with Honda, which he signed firstly of 2020 previous to struggling the badly damaged proper arm that may derail his profession.
The eight-time world champion – who gained six MotoGP titles in seven years between 2013 and 2019 – has made it clear that his want is to stay with Honda, however will look outdoors of the Japanese marque if it doesn’t give him the bike he must battle for extra crowns.
This comes as Honda appears to engineer its method out of its second winless marketing campaign in three years in 2022, with pre-season testing thus far revealing HRC is a good distance from being aggressive.
For years, Marquez has been continuously linked to rival producers, nevertheless it appears now the door – a minimum of for now – is shut on him ever using for Ducati.
Talking completely to Autosport’s Spanish language sister web site Motorsport.es, Ciabatti says Ducati would fortunately focus on a possible future with Marquez ought to he enquire – however feels its present steady of younger riders, which incorporates 2022 champion Francesco Bagnaia, means the Spaniard doesn’t match into the equation.
“It’s not that Ducati doesn’t want an ‘extra-terrestrial’ like Marc; it’s that Ducati already has its personal,” Ciabatti mentioned.
Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Workforce
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“Just one [rider] gained the world championship, main greater than 270 laps, with greater than 200 [points] forward of second, which was [Fabio] Quartararo.
“By no means say by no means, however Marquez is 30 years previous and we now have riders 5 and 6 years youthful, with room for progress.
“I don’t assume Ducati wants Marc, and I say that with the utmost respect.
“We have already got sufficient riders who’re wanting to make it to the manufacturing facility staff with out interested by signing him.
“Clearly, if he calls us tomorrow to ask for a gathering, we gained’t grasp up on him.
“However the time for Marc to signal for Ducati was a couple of years in the past, now it’s not the case.”
Marquez’s youthful brother Alex Marquez shall be a Ducati rider in 2023, with the double podium finisher shifting from LCR Honda to Gresini.