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Moto2, Bagnaia: the numbers of the champion

The records and the curiosities of Pecco, the new Moto2 World Champion

Moto2: Bagnaia: the numbers of the champion

- At 21 years and 294 days old, Bagnaia is the ninth youngest rider to clinch the title in the intermediate category and the fourth youngest Italian rider to do so after Marco Melandri (20 years 74 days), Valentino Rossi (20 years 250 days) and Marco Simoncelli (21 years 273 days).

- At 21 years and 63 days old on race day in Qatar, Bagnaia became the sixth-youngest rider to lead the Moto2 World Championship since its introduction back in 2010, and the youngest Italian rider.

- Bagnaia is the 15th different Italian rider to clinch to title in the intermediate category. Bagnaia’s title is also 24th in the class for Italian riders and the 77th in Grand Prix racing. This is the fi rst back-to-back world title with two different Italian riders in the intermediate category since Loris Capirossi (1998) and Valentino Rossi (1999).

- Bagnaia has won eight races so far this year, equalling Johann Zarco in 2015 and Franco Morbidelli last year which is also the second-highest number of Moto2 wins in a season after Marc Márquez in 2012 (9).

- Bagnaia equals Andrea Iannone and Franco Morbidelli, who both stands in the first place on the list of Italian riders with most wins in the class.

- Bagnaia has stood on the podium 12 times this season so far and 16 in the Moto2 class, equalling Mika Kallio, who stands in 10th place on the list of riders with most podium fi nishes in the class.

- With 16 podium finishes, Bagnaia is now in third place on the list of Italian riders with most podium finishes in the Moto2 class.

- With his pole position at Motegi – his 6th of the season so far – he equalled Franco Morbidelli in 2nd place on the list of Italian riders with most pole positions in the Moto2 class, two less than Mattia Pasini.

- Bagnaia is only the second Italian rider who has won back-to-back races in the Moto2 class along with Franco Morbidelli.

- Bagnaia has scored points in the last 29 successive races. The last time he failed to score points was in Italy last year when he crashed on the final lap. Only Dominique Aegerter (33) and Mika Kallio (31) and have scored points in more than 29 successive races in the Moto2 class.

- Since he stepped up to the Moto2 class, Bagnaia has always reached the finish line and only failed to score any points twice, in the Americas and Italy last year.

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