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MotoGP podcast: The origins of seismic Marquez-Honda split

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It's actually happening: Marc Marquez is leaving Honda and will soon be announced as a 2024 Gresini Ducati MotoGP rider.

The greatest rider of his era is walking out of a legendary and once-dominant team mid-contract to join what is currently Ducati's lowest-priority team to ride a year-old bike.

Simon Patterson, Valentin Khorounzhiy and Matt Beer debate everything that has happened to lead to this seismic moment - the seeds of which go back further than you might realise - on an extra episode of The Race MotoGP Podcast.

As well as reliving all that's gone wrong at Honda, we also look forward to how Marquez's Ducati future might look. Is Cal Crutchlow right to predict immediate MotoGP domination? And how will Ducati's existing library of star riders handle Marquez arriving in their midst?

We also make no secret of our excitement over what this move means for MotoGP's future, make some predictions for what Honda's future looks like (including a punt both for when Joan Mir might win a title for it and when Marquez might return!) and reveal the consequences of Honda's announcement for Simon's dog and Val's shopping.

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