Motorcycling-World champion Bagnaia to stay at Ducati until 2026

  • Cycling
  • Tuesday, 05 Mar 2024

Motorcycling - MotoGP - Valencia Grand Prix - Circuit Recardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain - November 26, 2023 Ducati Lenovo Team's Francesco Bagnaia before the race REUTERS/Pablo Morano/File Photo

(Reuters) - Double MotoGP world champion Francesco Bagnaia will stay with the Ducati factory team until 2026 after signing a contract extension, the Italian manufacturer said on Monday.

Bagnaia won his first title in the top category of motorcycle racing in 2022 and the 27-year-old Italian secured his second last season.

He has 18 wins to date and 35 podiums, 18 pole positions and 13 fastest laps.

"I am so happy to continue racing with the team of my dreams," Bagnaia said in a Ducati statement. "Wearing these colours is an honour for me. It's fantastic and a source of pride."

The MotoGP season starts in Qatar this weekend.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by...)

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Cycling

Cyclists to get new bikes for Olympic Games challenge
Cycling-Vingegaard discharged from hospital after Basque Country crash
Cyclist Izzah sees Paris ticket as reward for skipping Raya celebration
Cycling-Rebranded Tour of Britain Women to return in June
Track cyclist Izzah joins Azizul and Shah Firdaus in Olympics
Cycling-Archibald lays down Olympic marker with three Nations Cup golds
Azizulhasni's Paris Olympics spot confirmed, to be first Malaysian to compete in five games
Motorcycling-Aprilia's Vinales reigns supreme to win eventful Grand Prix of the Americas
Motorcycling-Aprilia's Vinales claims sprint win at GP of the Americas
Motorcycling-Vinales takes pole at Grand Prix of the Americas

Others Also Read