In an ironic growth, the one-time podium finisher is now favorite to switch eight-time world champion Marquez at Honda in 2024 – having misplaced his Gresini journey to him.
As reported by Autosport last week, Honda’s record of candidates has thinned with its insistence of signing a rider solely to a one-year deal to maintain its choices open for 2025 when nearly everybody comes onto the market.
Di Giannantonio, who was ninth within the Thailand GP, remained tight-lipped concerning the hyperlinks through the Buriram weekend however urged an announcement is shut on Sunday.
“Nicely, let’s hope,” he stated when requested if will have the ability to share any information on his future quickly.
“For certain we’re working and I hope additionally to have the ability to provide you with some excellent news.
“However I believe one thing is coming that’s very nice. So, I’m not in a rush for the time being.
“I wish to take pleasure in this week, work nicely with my workers at dwelling to organize my future after which we’ll see. Possibly I’ll provide you with one thing for Malaysia.”
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Fabio Di Giannantonio, Gresini Racing
Di Giannantonio was the one Gresini Ducati on the chequered flag in Sunday’s grand prix, after team-mate Alex Marquez crashed out.
Marquez was the one rider to have gone for the medium rear tyre and was making his grip benefit work early on, working in third till lap 13 when he fell.
The Gresini rider says he merely pushed too arduous into Flip 4 and misplaced the entrance when he touched the slippery white line on the within of the nook, however feels he was on the precise tyre to battle for victory.
“Painful crash as a result of I used to be in a position to do begin, good first laps,” Marquez stated.
“I used to be in a position to handle the tyre within the 12 laps I did. My quick lap, I used to be feeling actually good on the bike.
“I imply, the rear tyre selection was the precise one. It was the one I did extra laps on in observe, that we had extra data on.
“The electronics additionally fitted somewhat bit extra to that tyre. I used to be feeling actually good.
“Simply in that nook I attempted to shut the road perhaps somewhat bit extra. I used to be pondering already about attacking Binder into [Turn] 12.
“I used to be simply an excessive amount of on the within and I touched the within line and it was slippery.
“It’s like it’s. Sorry to the crew as a result of the bike was actually good.
“I don’t know what can occur with the rear tyre ultimately, however at that second I used to be quicker than them.”