“He’s a b*****d!” – Bagnaia and Bastianini talk 2023 rivalry

“The big difference is Pecco is MotoGP World Champion and me, no!,” Bastianini replied. “He was, I think, really fast when he was young. We have battled a lot with pocket bikes, after with the MiniGP, in Moto3, and now he’s the fastest rider in the world. It is a pleasure to battle, to fight with him this year, and to try to win.”