Moto2: Meet The Rookies. #9: Marco Bezzecchi

After a great season onboard the Rexox Prustel KTM Moto3 bike in 2018, Bezzecchi has landed himself a ride in the Moto2 World Championship for 2019.

Born in Rimini, Italy, Marco Bezzecchi has had a very successful career so far in both the CIV championship and the Moto3 World Championship.

Bezzecchi burst onto the scene in 2014 when the Italian finished runner up in the CIV championship before then going one better a year later winning the championship in just his second season, taking 7 wins on his way to the championship.

Bezzecchi also competed in a few wildcard races onboard the San Carlo Team Italia in 2015 and also did two further races in 2016 with Mahindra Racing, as well as showing good promise in the FIM CEV Repsol and winning in both his appearances back in the CIV Championship in Italy.

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Photo Credit: motorsportitalia

Bezzecchi’s talent was quickly noted and joined the CIP team along with former CIV rider Manuel Pagliani, his fight for the rookie of the year was strongly boosted in Japan when the CIP rider stood on the podium after an impressive ride in tricky conditions. Bezzecchi finished his debut season in 23rd place overall with 20 points on the board.

For 2018 Bezzecchi partnered up with Czech rider Jakub Kornfeil in the Redox Prustel GP KTM team and challenged for the 2018 Moto3 World title with Gresini Honda riders Jorge Martin and Fabio Di Giannantionio who eventually ended the year 1-2. Bezzecchi took 6 podium finishes along with 3 wins coming in Argentina, Austria and Japan, the track the Italian scored his debut podium.  Despite just missing out on the 2018 Moto3 World Championship, Bezzecchi was able to land a seat with the Red Bull Tech 3 KTM team partnering fellow rookie and Moto3 race winner Phillipp Oettl at Herve Poncharal’s team.

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Photo Credit: moto2.teamtech3.fr

Bezzecchi has been getting on with his business so far onboard the KTM machine, how will the Italian get on in his debut season in the intermediate class? Find out here at Now Moto.

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