Replacement for Marquez at Honda Factory Squad
With Marc Marquez set to join Gresini Ducati next season, Honda is currently in the process of finding a suitable replacement for its factory squad. The team had initially considered five-time MotoGP race winner Miguel Oliveira as its top choice. However, HRC’s reluctance to sign a rider for more than one year led to this possibility being ruled out.
Fabio Di Giannantonio Emerges as Favourite
As a result, Fabio Di Giannantonio, who will be replaced by Marquez at Gresini, has emerged as a frontrunner for the Honda seat. Rumours have been swirling about his potential move, as insiders suggest that negotiations are underway.
Honda’s Concerns and Strategy
Honda’s decision not to pursue top MotoGP riders when they consider their current bike to be lacking raises questions. Marquez himself has expressed his opinion on this matter, questioning the logical sense behind such a move.
Nevertheless, the search for a suitable replacement continues, with Honda keen to secure a talented rider who can contribute to the team’s success in the upcoming season.