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Moto GP GP Denomination No Sponsor Australia main 18-20 October


Francesco Bagnaia

  • Team Ducati Lenovo Team
  • Bike Ducati
  • Nation Italy
  • Date of birth 14/01/1997
  • Place of birth Torino, Italy
  • Debut Qatar, 2019 (Ducati)
Some riders arrive in MotoGP™ with reputations and results that barely change over their tenure in the top flight; scan through the grid and nod your head at the racers you formed an opinion on from day one and haven’t changed it...
Francesco Bagnaia
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 3
Best Qualifying: 3rd (2022, 2023)
Best Race Result: 2nd (2023)
Podiums: 1 (2nd: 2023)

And then there’s Pecco Bagnaia, who’s morphed from intriguing talent to profligate prospect to comeback kid to rock-solid repeat champion – and all in just four years.

The Italian may still have his best ahead of him, which is bad news for the rest of the field given he’s on the sport’s standout bike, one he wields in a way none of his Ducati stablemates can manage.

Bagnaia may not be the fastest qualifier, most feisty racer, most spectacular saver of crashes or most analytical mind out there … but he’s no worse than top three in each critical category. It’s a formidable, multiple championship-winning, recipe for success.