Francesco "Pecco" Bagnaia (born January 14, 1997 in Turin ) is an Italian motorcycle racer . He has been competing in the MotoGP class of the motorcycle world championship since 2019 and became world champion in the Moto2 class in 2018 .
Francesco Bagnaia won the European MiniGP Championship in 2009. In 2012 he started in the Spanish Moto3 championship and finished third in the overall standings behind Álex Márquez and Luca Amato . He was also a member of Valentino Rossi's VR46 Rider Academy .
Bagnaia made his debut in 2013 on FTR - Honda alongside Romano Fenati in the San Carlo Team Italia at the Qatar Grand Prix in Losail . The debut year was rather unsuccessful for Bagnaia, he could not get any world championship points.
For the 2014 season, Francesco Bagnaia and Fenati moved to Valentino Rossi's Sky Racing Team VR46 , where he competed on KTM . At the beginning of the year he was able to achieve several placements among the top ten, including fourth place at the French Grand Prix in Le Mans .
2015 moved to Bagnaia Mahindra - factory team Mapfre Team Mahindra Moto3 of Jorge Martínez and achieved his first podium finish with third place behind his fellow countrymen Romano Fenati and Enea Bastianini in Le Mans.
In 2016 , Francesco Bagnaia already achieved several podium finishes with Mahindra and clinched his first victory in the Moto3 World Championship at the Dutch TT in Assen ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio and Andrea Migno .
During test drives in Valencia after the last race of the 2016 season, Francesco Bagnaia was allowed to drive the Ducati Desmosedici GP14.2 of Briton Eugene Laverty from the Aspar MotoGP Team . Bagnaia had previously won a bet with Gino Borsoi , the team's sports director. For the 2019 season he switched to Alma Pramac Racing as a regular driver in MotoGP .
In the motorcycle world championship
(Status: GP of Austria 2020)
|season||class||team||motorcycle||run||Victories||Second||Third||Poles||Nice Race laps||Points||position|
|2013||Moto3||San Carlo Team Italia||FTR - Honda||17th||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2014||Moto3||Sky Racing Team VR46||KTM||16||-||-||-||-||1||50||16.|
|2015||Moto3||MAPFRE Team MAHINDRA Moto3||Mahindra||18th||-||-||1||-||1||76||14th|
|2017||Moto2||Sky Racing Team VR46||Kalex||18th||-||2||2||-||-||174||5.|
|2018||Moto2||Sky Racing Team VR46||Kalex||18th||8th||1||3||6th||3||306||World Champion|
|2019||MotoGP||Alma Pramac Racing||Ducati||18th||-||-||-||-||-||54||15th|
- Francesco Bagnaia on the official website of the motorcycle world championship (English).
- Sharleena Wirsing: Moto2 - Sky VR46: With Francesco Bagnaia in Moto2. In: speedweek.com. August 19, 2016. Retrieved October 9, 2016 .
- Maria Reyer: Bet redeemed: Bagnaia raves about the "great" MotoGP test. In: motorsport-total.com. November 15, 2016, accessed November 18, 2016 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Pecco (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian motorcycle racer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 14, 1997|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Turin|