Everything was ready and we only missed the official statement from Saturday; after Jorge Lorenzo announced his retirement, there were a lot of speculations about Marc Marquez’s future teammate. First rumors said that Johann Zarco would have been the guy chosen by Honda, but during the weekend it was clear that was not true. Indeed, Marc Marquez’s brother, Alex Marquez, who won the Moto2 Title this year, was really close to close the agreement with Honda to become an HRC rider for 2020. The most interesting thing is that he signed a one-year contract and this means that Alex will have to fight to keep his place next season.
Alex Marquez will be the future Marc Marquez’s teammate for an historical duo; Honda HRC will have so the two brothers riding together for the next season, a really interesting couple to see in action. The two have 10 World Titles combined and surely the new adventure for Alex will not be easy, considering how much Jorge Lorenzo struggled this year, but his brother could surely help him on finding the right confidence.
What about Johann Zarco? The French is having negotiations with Ducati to join Reale Avintia next year taking Karel Abraham’s seat, but it is not sure yet, as long as two times Moto2 World Champion could even come back to intermediate class with Marc VDS, taking just the seat left by Alex Marquez, who renewed his contract before the end of the season to stay for another year in Moto2 but at the end had the chance to step up and ride alongside his brother.