Francesco Bagnaia, familiarly called Pecco, is a SKY VR46 team racer at the Moto2 racing level. So it’s not in Moto3 anymore like the previous year (2016) or since 2013. Anyway, Pecco from Torino, Italy is indeed his student Valentino Rossi at the VR46 Riders Academy.
After tasting the experience in the other team, finally back again. Currently Pecco is still 21 years old (born January 14, 1997). He has been in Moto3 since 2013 and joined the Italian team, FMI for 2 years.
Only later in 2015 was the team hosted by India, Aspar Mahindra until last year. Currently, Pecco is ranked first in the Moto2 standings. While the temporary runner-up position is held by Miguel Oliveira from Portugal.
“I have a height of 178 cm and weighs 63 kg. “If I’m not high, chances are I will stay another year to win the Moto3 world champion, but because of that high posture, I am,” explained Pecco who won the Moto3 championship podium in the Sepang series in Malaysia.
Pecco himself won the European MiniGP champion in 2009. So when he was 12 years old. Then in 2010 participating in the Mediterranean GP125 competition with the Monlau Competition team and finally finishing 2nd. Pecco has also participated in the FIM CEV Moto3 (2012) and is ranked 3rd (final standings).
Pecco has made an agreement to join the Pramac Ducati team next season.
As it turns out, behind his choice to rise to the MotoGP with the Pramac Ducati team, Bagnaia has disappointed the Yamaha team in November 2017.
Regarding the choice of joining Pramac rather than Yamaha, Bagnaia finally opened the voice.
“When I heard that Yamaha also wanted me, the situation was very difficult,” Bagnaia told Juara.net from Crash.
This difficult situation was explained by Bagnaia.
“They (Pramac Ducati and Yamaha) are very different, but included in two good teams,” said Bagnaia.
Furthermore, the Valentino Rossi Academy coach rider also revealed that there was a shortage in the Yamah team at that time.
“It’s difficult to say agree to Yamaha because they are not a satellite team, so I chose Ducati,” Bagnaia said.
Actually, there is also a satellite team on the Yamaha team, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team.
However, at that time the glance at Francesco Bagnaia was the Movistar Yamaha manufacturing team and the rider was not yet interested in going directly to the manufacturing team.