Bassani: “How I feel about not having factory bike isn’t easy to explain”
Italian rider Luca Bassani is currently in his third season in WorldSBK, riding for the Motocorsa Ducati team. Despite missing out on the factory Aruba.it Ducati ride this season, he was expected to challenge for the seat again in 2024. However, Nicolo Bulega has been chosen by the Italian manufacturer instead. Bassani may remain with Motocorsa or potentially become a contender for the vacant Kawasaki seat after Jonathan Rea’s surprise move to Yamaha for 2024. Bassani expressed his desire to become a factory rider and acknowledged the difficulty of the situation. He has shown potential and has fought for podium positions, with his best moment being the race at Imola where he battled with Toprak Razgatlioglu for victory. Bassani feels that he belongs at the front fighting with the top riders in the world and enjoys the challenge.