Robb Beams has received information about Ducati’s plans to enter the MX and SX events in both MXGP and AMA, and they seem determined to sign Cooper Webb, a two-time supercross champion. In a Moto Aftermath Podcast, Beams expressed his thoughts on Ducati, stating that he doesn’t have much knowledge about their bike, but he believes they won’t be a low-budget team. The fact that they are actively pursuing Cooper Webb indicates their seriousness in the matter.
Previously, there were rumors of Webb joining Star Yamaha, but it’s unclear if they are waiting for a response from Tomac first. Additionally, the WSX is also in the mix, raising the question of whether Webb could participate in both AMA SX and WSX on a Ducati. This move, along with their presence in MXGP, would make a significant global marketing statement for Ducati in the dirt bike market.
The road racing scene is currently dominated by European brands in MotoGP and WSB, with Ducati, Aprillia, and KTM leading the way. In motocross, KTM, Husky, and Gas Gas are at the forefront, while Beta has shown promising results in their initial seasons. Furthermore, Triumph and Ducati are expected to join in future seasons, which is rapidly transforming the sport’s landscape. This trend highlights the popularity and influence of premier off-road series in the global motorcycle market, providing more opportunities for top riders and potentially better salaries.
The upcoming years in SX and motocross promise to be captivating, as Triumph and Ducati could find themselves competing for MXGP, WSX, and AMA championships.
According to Lewis Phillips from RarerX on the latest PulpMX show, the Ducati 250 is already in the works and undergoing testing in Sweden. Check out the podcast below!