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Francesco Bagnaia – first Italian to win MotoGP title since Rossi in 2009

A Ducati rider hadn't won a title since Casey Stoner in 2007.

Francesco Bagnaia – first Italian to win MotoGP title since Rossi in 2009.

Francesco Bagnaia finished ninth in the Valencia Grand Prix to become the first Italian MotoGP champion since Valentino Rossi in 2009.

Important Points:

  • The Ducati rider, who trailed outgoing champion Fabio Quartararo by 91 points mid-season, completed his astonishing comeback with ninth place behind race winner Alex Rins.
  • Fabio Quartararo was fourth to finish 17 points behind Bagnaia.
  • Spaniard Alex Rins won the race in Valencia,
  • A Ducati rider hadn’t won a title since Casey Stoner in 2007.
  • Spaniard Augusto Fernndez won the Moto2 title.

About Italy:

  • Prime minister: Giorgia Meloni.
  • Capital: Rome.
  • Currency: Euro.
  • President: Sergio Mattarella.


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