The MotoGP transfer market could soon experience a major upheaval with the possible alliance between Pramac Racing and Yamaha. Traditionally allied with Ducati, Pramac Racing could change sides, a decision catalyzed by the arrival of Marc Marquez at Ducati, leaving Jorge Martin to leave for Aprilia and Enea Bastianini to join KTM. If this change materializes, Ducati could pay dearly for hiring the eight-time champion, losing two key riders and a historic team by creating vengeful competitors. But apart from satisfying potential resentment, what would be the interest of Pramac and Yamaha in tying the knot?

To Pramac, this change of direction would have economic advantages. Yamaha would in fact offer substantial financial contributions to attract Pramac Racing, thereby relieving budgetary pressures and allowing better allocation of resources for development and operations.

An investment that has its reasons. With a dedicated satellite team, Yamaha could collect more data, improve development cycles and accelerate the competitiveness of its motorcycles. Help Yamaha to develop a more competitive motorcycle could elevate the status of Pramac Racing, showcasing its technical and strategic capabilities in the MotoGP paddock.

But there is also a sporting downside. There Yamaha YZR-M1 is currently less competitive than the Ducati Desmosedici GP. Will pass Yamaha could lead to a drop in initial performance and fewer podium finishes. And then, changing manufacturer involves significant logistical and technical changes, potentially disrupting performance in the short term.

These perspectives also have consequences for Ducati starting with the loss of a key partner. Pramac Racing was the lead satellite team for Ducati, providing critical data for development. Lose Pramac could affect Ducati's ability to maintain its competitive advantage.


Divorce with Pramac would not leave Ducati intact

The departure of Pramac could be seen as a setback for Ducati, potentially affecting his reputation and influence in MotoGP. Ducati should then review its satellite team strategy, possibly strengthening its links with teams like VR46 or Gresini.

To Yamaha , on the other hand, the idea is enough to make you smile. By securing Pramac Racing as a satellite team, Yamaha would strengthen its presence on the grid, providing more data and accelerating the development of the bike. Thanks to the expertise of Pramac Racing, Yamaha could improve the competitiveness of its motorcycle, with significant technological advances in the long term.

However, Yamaha will have to provide a competitive bike. Their failure to do so could damage their relationship with Pramac and compromise their strategic objectives.

The potential passage of the Italian structure of Ducati à Yamaha is a complex decision with profound implications. For Pramac Racing, this change promises financial benefits and new opportunities, but also carries competitive risks and an adaptation period.

Ducati faces the challenge of losing a key partner, impacting their development processes and their perception in the market. For Yamaha , the acquisition of Pramac would strengthen their grid presence and development capabilities, but also imposes significant pressure to deliver competitive performance.

The final decision will be based on a careful assessment of these factors, balancing immediate needs with long-term strategic objectives. This potential shift highlights the dynamic and high-stakes nature of partnerships in MotoGP.


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