What we learned about Italian MotoGP Rookie Pecco Bagnaia

Following a four-year hiatus due to injuries, Pecco Bagnaia returns to the MotoGP ranks with a bang: two fourth-place finishes to come into the season finale at Valencia. Bagnaia is halfway to the World Championship, but with the season’s playoff structure, where six of 12 drivers make the 12-man Championship field, it looks as if there could be a tremendous battle for the final spot.

Aged 21, on his FTR Honda, Bagnaia completed his second MotoGP season finishing a respectable third in the points, on both the Moto2 and the MotoGP standings. Faced with an early season injury, the young Italian struggled to regain his form, but he still managed to finish the season in third.

Bagnaia has never been at his best at the end of a season, often struggling with the heat and up in the post-race media scrums, but the late season performances were impressive. His pace and pace improvements are encouraging, and the young MotoGP rookie is an unknown quantity, so get all the details from the latest interview with IMSA.

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