Pecco Bagnaia invited to the Quirinale by President Sergio Mattarella. Another honor for the 2022 MotoGP world champion.
It is an unforgettable vintage for I’m sorry Bagnaia and for Ducati. The two parts of a MotoGP world champion pairing exactly a 50 years old since the last time in the World Championship. It was in fact 1972 and the legendary had thought of it James Augustine riding his MV Agusta, now there is his “heir“. An international result that earned him an invitation to the Quirinale: the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella in fact, he paid homage to the excited 2022 champion, as well as the delegation Ducati who accompanied Bagnaia.
The ritual of the President
It’s now almost becoming a kind of ‘tradition‘ for the current President of the Italian Republic. Sergio Mattarella in fact, he inaugurated this habit: to receive all the athletes who are at the Quirinale yours level international. We’ve seen it with samples of Olympic Gamesbut also the winners of Europeans And World Cup of the most varied sports. I’m sorry Bagnaiaformer Moto2 world champion and now historic MotoGP winner, joins this long list of ‘guests‘ by President Mattarella. Together with him his companion Domitia and his sister Carola, as well as the delegation Ducati and to the CONI and IMF presidents. Bagnaia gave the President a dedicated helmet, the one with the Tricolor Arrows flaunted on the occasion of the Italian GP at Mugello. Later Mattarella also wanted to “get to know” another special guest, la Ducati Desmosedici with which the Italian rider triumphed in MotoGP. That same means that several years ago was considered the worse on the grid, to be avoided, and which has now become none other than the dream bike.
Bagnaia: “We are second to none!”
The Piedmontese rider really appeared excited on this occasion. Parallel to the pride for the result obtained in this hard MotoGP season, ended though in glory. “An honor to be received by the President. We have achieved something extraordinary and we are very proud of it” he underlined I’m sorry Bagnaia. “Italian rider on Italian bike, we won the World Championship 50 years ago with Agostini and MV Agusta.” One moment then historicalarrived with a lot of work. “This result is the fruit of many years of hard work for me and for the team” added Bagnaia. “Now the bike has become the benchmark in the championship. After crossing the finish line in Valencia I completed the final laps proudly carrying the Italian flag. We have demonstrated that in talent and ingenuity we are second to none!”