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Franco Morbidelli

  • Team Prima Pramac Racing
  • Bike Ducati
  • Nation Italy
  • Date of birth 04/12/1994
  • Place of birth Rome, Italy
  • Debut Qatar, 2018 (Honda)
Is Franco Morbidelli as good as the rider who came close to winning a MotoGP™ title, or as invisible as the one who we’ve barely noticed since? The correct answer sits somewhere between those two extremes, but the Italian now has a golden opportunity to prove it was his machinery that has held him back since his three-win, runner-up 2020 campaign.
Franco Morbidelli
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Stats
Races: 4
Best Qualifying: 11th (2019)
Best Race Result: 8th (2018)
Podiums: 0

Falling upwards into a Pramac Ducati seat after three consecutive world championship finishes outside of the top 12 required a confluence of circumstances – Johann Zarco didn’t want Pramac’s one-year deal, and Marco Bezzecchi wanted to stay put at VR46 – and might just be the shot in the arm his career needs after three forgettable years at the factory Yamaha squad.

Morbidelli’s technical acumen is renowned and, provided he can stay uninjured (a big ‘if’ in recent years), the move to the 2023 teams’ champion squad could resuscitate his career.