Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma
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Why Ducati holds all the power in its MotoGP rider dilemma

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OPINION: The French Grand Prix looks to have made Ducati’s decision on its factory team line-up simpler, as Enea Bastianini stormed to his third win of the campaign and Jorge Martin crashed out for a fifth time in 2022. But, as Ducati suggests to Motorsport.com, it remains in the strongest position in a wild rider market

Enea Bastianini or Jorge Martin? That is the question currently being mulled over by Ducati management as it looks to finalise its line-up for the 2023 MotoGP season. And on paper, the answer seems simple.

One has won three races, his latest triumph coming last weekend at the French Grand Prix, while the other has crashed in five of the first seven rounds and scored just one podium - though battled a nerve issue in his right arm during the Le Mans race.

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