Marquez, who currently rides for Gresini – Ducati’s satellite team, which he joined at the start of 2024 after 11 seasons at Honda – will replace Italian rider Enea Bastianini on a two-year contract.

His arrival at the reigning world champions was widely expected after it was announced that up-and-coming Jorge Martin was joining Aprilia from Ducati-Pramac, another of Ducati's satellite teams.

Marc Marquez, on 136 points is currently third in the 2024 MotoGP Rider's World Championship standings, behind Martin, 171 points, and Bagnaia, on 153 points.