Gresini announced that he will "race a factory-spec Ducati machine" - and Crash.Net have confirmed that means he will use the GP22, similarly to how Enea Bastianini rides the GP21 this season.

It had already been confirmed that the Spaniard would leave LCR Honda after the 2022 season, and Lenovo Ducati Team Manager Paolo Ciabatti had admitted that Marquez was in dialogue with Gresini.

He will partner Di Giannantonio, who has extended his deal with Gresini, and will replace Bastianini, who will move to Ducati’s factory team or Pramac.

Gresini had initially targeted Miguel Oliveira but the Portuguese rider will swap KTM for Aprilia, according to Sky Italia.

Oliveira’s seat at KTM will be taken by Jack Miller, who will move from Ducati to partner Brad Binder.

Honda to add Rins and Mir for MotoGP 2023 season?

Meanwhile, LCR Honda will lose Alex Marquez and possibly Takaaki Nakagami but are expected to recruit Suzuki pair Alex Rins and Joan Mir. They can also count on the comeback of their talisman Marc Marquez.

In Marc Marquez’s absence, while he recovers from a fourth arm surgery, Honda endured a nightmare last week in Germany where they recorded zero points in a MotoGP race for the first time in 40 years.

But the departure of Alex Marquez, the former Moto3 and Moto2 champion, after two years in MotoGP will raise the mouthwatering prospect of Honda putting together an exciting team for 2023 by taking advantage of Suzuki’s exit.