MotoGP racer Pecco Bagnaia passes his motorcycle test

Ducati’s MotoGP title contender Pecco Bagnaia has succeeded in gaining an A3 motorcycle licence in Italy

Pecco Bagnaia - Ducati Corse, 2022 MotoGP

FACTORY Ducati MotoGP contender Pecco Bagnaia has passed his motorcycle test this week, gaining him an A3 motorcycle licence in his native Italy.

It always seems strange to write these articles, about racers who compete at the pinnacle of motorcycle sport only just passing their bike test, but a licence-less MotoGP racer is more common than you’d think! Pecco has now reduced the number, passing his test this Monday, enabling him to ride on any bike of any capacity from here on in – preferably a red one!

The motorcycle licences in Italy work up in stages as the rider gets older and more experienced, with 16-year-olds on 125s until they hit 19 – when it's on to 47bhp bikes, eventually getting out on unrestricted machines at 24.

Retro bikes for MotoGP racer Zarco

Pecco might want to tap up Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco for some road-riding advice. The MotoGP stalwart is an avid biker on the road, with a particular penchant for classic machines as he claims it slows down his riding. He recently set off on a 1,000km tour on a classic Ducati Darmah 900.

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