- Team Sky VR46 Avintia
- Nation Italy
- Date of birth 30/12/1997
- Place of birth Rimini, Italy
Bastianini's plans were announced three races from the end of the Moto2 title fight with his future MotoGP teammate Luca Marini, which was settled in the former's favour. It capped a beautiful year for "The Beast"; Bastianini won three races, finished outside the top 10 just once and sealed the deal with fifth in the Portugal finale.
One of four 2021 debutants, Bastianini says he's less interested in snaring rookie of the year honours than he is learning how to master a MotoGP machine. A top-10 finish in his first start in Qatar showed he's learning fast.