It took Bagnaia a while to break the ice in the MotoGP. He had to wait almost 3 years before enjoying the taste of his first victory in the premier class, at Aragon last season. From that moment on, however, he never stopped.
In the past 19 Grands Prix he’s taken part in, Pecco has won 9, the last one a few days ago at the Red Bull Ring. In Austria, with a hat-trick he had never managed before in his career. The only rider to do so before him in Ducati was Casey Stoner when, in 2008, he finished first in the Silverstone, Brno, and the Sachsenring GPs.
Looking at the World Championship statistics, there have been only 5 riders in the MotoGP who managed a hat trick before Bagnaia, all with very important names: Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, and Marc Marquez. And now Bagnaia, 6th in the entire history of the category, is part of this select club.
Now, one of Pecco’s favorite tracks, Misano, is just over a week away, and he could end up putting another record under his belt.