Dall'Igna on MotoGP™ Concessions: "If we get it wrong, we have a problem"

Speaking to Motorsport.com, Ducati’s General Manager opens up about the new 2024 rules

One of the numerous notable talking points surrounding the upcoming 2024 MotoGP™ season is the new Concessions rules that were announced towards the end of last season.

The system is explained in full here and an FAQs article was also published on motogp.com, but more recently, Ducati’s General Manager Gigi Dall’Igna has been speaking to Motorsport.com about the Concessions the World Champions agreed to. 

“We were not against it. In fact, we were always in favour of helping them,” says Dall’Igna, referring to rival factories Honda and Yamaha, both of whom struggled for regular good results in 2023.

“From my point of view, whenever a manufacturer is in trouble, it is always right to give them a hand to help them grow, to help them catch up with those who are winning,” continued Dall’Igna.

“I am completely against giving Concessions to Aprilia and KTM. The former won two races, and the latter was on the podium in almost every grand prix in the last part of the season. I don't understand why we have to give them an easy ride.

“We accepted the Concessions because we thought it was more important to help Yamaha and Honda than our dissatisfaction with the advantages Aprilia and KTM get on the rebound. If Honda decided to leave the MotoGP World Championship, it would be a problem for everyone. To help Yamaha and Honda we had to accept Concessions to the others, that's what we signed up for. The more competitive the brands are, the better MotoGP will be.”

Gigi Dall'Igna, Pecco Bagnaia and Claudio Domenicali
Gigi Dall'Igna, Pecco Bagnaia and Claudio Domenicali

Dall’Igna goes on to explain how the Concessions will allow the other manufacturers to potentially fix any mistakes they make when choosing specs at the start of the season. Ducati won’t have that privilege, with Dall’Igna ending his comments on the subject with, “If we get it wrong, we have a problem.”

Head over to Motorsport.com to read the full quotes from their interview with the Ducati boss.