MotoGp, after the surprise triumph in Qatar for the champion born in the Gresini team
ROME. Everyone was waiting for Francesco Bagnaia and instead in Qatar the triumph of Enea Bastianini came as a surprise who, as she writes on social media, she cannot believe what she has done. The rider born in Rimini and raised in Fausto Gresini’s team accomplished a heroic feat in his second year in MotoGP by riding an unofficial Ducati to victory in the first World Grand Prix without Valentino Rossi. The “Beast”, as it is called by those who love him in the paddock, was considered one of the possible innovations for 2022 and certainly did not take long.
Bastianini is a concentrate of technique and character with a considerable experience and an important title behind him in the face of his 24 years, that of Moto2 in 2020 in full pandemic. The “Beast” for MotoGP can be considered a kind of modern hero with a classic and ancient name, racing for a team that really needed a warrior on the track after the death of the patron Fausto Gresini, champion 2 times in 125, creator, and leader of the team that was also owned by Kato and Simoncelli and is now in the hands of his wife Nadia and children. A team that wants to carry on the dream realized and brutally cut short by Fausto’s Covid, which in his name and memory tries to continue.
Bastianini in 2015 wins his first GP, makes podiums and finishes third, the following year again with Gresini, he gives the title to Brad Binder. He also arrives to race for the Leopard team in 2018, then moves to Moto2 with the Kalex of Team Italtrans and in 2020 he becomes world champion after a hard-fought and fun championship. From the track to his private life, as a child he loved another sport, swimming, and diving in particular, but in the end he chose the bike, while he also became an expert and passionate fisherman. He has always had the number 33 on his bike because he rode for the first time in three years and three months, but he currently has the 23 (33 was occupied by Binder) because in the year he won the Moto2 world championship, when he was around the races, he would video call his girlfriend Alice always at 11pm.
Now the young and rampant centaur from Rimini has the great chance of becoming a protagonist in the era of the MortoGp that will have to do without the Valentino Rossi totem.