10 things you probably didn't know about Enea Bastianini

Get to know the 2023 factory Ducati rider a little better

Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) is a 2023 factory Ducati rider in MotoGP™! The three-time 2022 race winner has been a revelation this season, so why not get to know the Italian a little better right here: 

1. First up, Bastianini is a huge animal lover and has two dogs. The first is called Fendi, who now lives with his parents. And the second is a French Bulldog brilliantly named Hagrid.

2. As you might be able to guess, Bastianini's favourite film is Harry Potter and his favourite character of all time? You guessed it, Hagrid.

3. We might see the Italian backflipping after his next victory as he used to do gymnastics and diving as a kid.

Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing MotoGP™, Grand Prix of Qatar

4. Enea's best friends throughout the various motorcycling paddocks are Tatsuki Suzuki, Nicolo Bulega and Mattia Casadei, with both Suzuki and Bulega joining him for a celebratory dinner following his Qatar win.

5. There's a long way to go, but... if Bastianini wins the 2022 MotoGP™ title he's promised to dye his hair the colour of the Italian flag just like Valentino Rossi did back in 1999.

6. The Beast's favourite sweet treat is a pistachio soufflé - something we're sure he was tucking into on Sunday night.

7. If he was to rustle up a dessert for his friends and family to enjoy, his speciality is making pancakes.

Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing MotoGP™, Grand Prix of Qatar

8. Bastianini's favourite number is 33 for a couple of reasons: he won the Moto2™ title with it but also because he started riding bikes at the age of three years and three months. He had to change when heading to MotoGP™ so opted for 23 because Michael Jordan is one of his inspirations.

9. His all-time favourite MotoGP™ moment is Marco Simoncelli winning the 250cc World Championship - he now shares the same manager as Marco too: Carlo Pernat.

10. The 24-year-old has amazingly never been to a concert before. His favourite music genre is classical as well.

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