Ducati Lenovo Team

Enea Bastianini

Born in Rimini in 1997, Bastianini first got on a motorcycle when he was three years and three months old and used the number 33 in his first competitions to remember that day. After taking his first steps in the Italian MiniGP Championship and distinguishing himself in several trophy series, in 2013, he took part in some races of the Italian Championship in the Moto3 category and, in the same year, he secured two victories in the Red Bull Rookies Cup.

In 2014, Enea took his first step on the world stage as he debuted in Moto3 with Fausto Gresini's Junior Team, with whom he immediately got on the podium three times and came close to victory on several occasions, earning the title of Rookie of The Year. Bastianini's first victory came the following year at his home GP in Misano, and with six podiums, he ended the season third in the standings. Enea also stayed with Team Gresini in 2016 and soon became one of the main title contenders. He closed the year as runner-up with a win and six more podiums to his credit. In 2017, Enea joined the Monlau Competición team, with which he got three podiums in the season finale. In 2018, he moved to Moto2, joining the Leopard Racing team. In his debut year in the category, the Italian rider scored five podiums right away, including a victory in the Catalan GP. In 2019, he moved over to the Italtrans Racing team, with which he became World Champion in 2020 with three wins and seven podiums. 

In 2021, Bastianini stepped up to MotoGP with the independent Ducati team Esponsorama Racing. It was a remarkable first year in the premier class for Enea as he immediately finished on the podium twice, securing two third places at the two Grands Prix held in Misano. In 2022, Enea was the protagonist of an incredible season. Aboard the Ducati GP21 of the Gresini Racing MotoGP team, he secured his first victory in MotoGP in the opening round of the season in Qatar. It will not be Bastianini's only success, as in the GP of the Americas, the rider from Rimini achieved another extraordinary victory. About a month later, in France at Le Mans, he took another sensational win at the French GP, becoming one of the main title contenders. After coming home second in the GP of San Marino and Riviera di Rimini after a heated duel with future teammate Francesco Bagnaia, Bastianini managed to get the better of the Ducati Lenovo Team rider in Aragón in a race similar to the one in Misano. With four victories overall and another second place in the Malaysian GP at Sepang, Enea secured third place in the Championship in his second year in MotoGP. He was then promoted to the official Ducati team for 2023, alongside the reigning World Champion Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia.

His first year as a rider in the Borgo Panigale factory team did not yield the desired results. In the inaugural GP at Portimão (Portugal), which featured the first Sprint race in the history of MotoGP, Enea experienced a collision with another rider, resulting in a fracture of the right shoulder blade. Forced to miss the following two Grands Prix in Argentina and America, the rider from Rimini attempted to make a comeback at Jerez, Spain. However, the recovery proved more challenging than expected, leading him to miss two additional Grands Prix. Bastianini finally returned for the Italian GP, where he worked on regaining fitness, familiarizing himself with his new team, and adapting to the Desmosedici GP23. In early September, two more injuries to his left hand and ankle occurred during a multi-rider crash in Barcelona, compelling him to take a further one-month break and miss four more events. Despite a season marked by numerous injuries, Enea achieved a splendid victory in the third-to-last round of the season at Sepang, Malaysia. Motivated by the positive sensations he rediscovered at the end of 2023, Bastianini heads into 2024 with the goal of redeeming himself and promptly asserting himself as one of the main protagonists of the season alongside his teammate.

Personal file

  • Age: 26 (Born 30th December 1997)
  • Birth Place: Rimini, Italy
  • Residence: San Marino 
  • Height: 5 ft 5 in (168 cm) 
  • Weight: 141 lb (64 kg) 
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