The new 2024 MotoGP season could not have started in a better way: our Suomy rider and reigning World Champion Pecco Bagnaia gives an incredible performance and manages to win the first Grand Prix in Qatar.
Fifth on the grid, Pecco makes a perfect start and positiones himself third from the first braking point. After a few corners, he masterfully makes two overtaking passes and takes the lead, remaining in the lead for the entire duration of the race.
The Sprint Race on Saturday also ends positively for our Suomy rider, who closes the race in fourth place.

Thanks to the victory in Qatar, Pecco is already leading the general classification with 31 points.

“Overall, it was a positive Sprint, as a fourth place represents a good number of points secured. Surely the feeling is different compared to testing, maybe because of track conditions. It’s true that if I started from the front row, or even from pole, things would have been very different, but unfortunately, I got the last two corners wrong during my quick-lap attempt. We need to work on the bike behaviour at the rear end; I struggled at the end, I could make the most of cornering and had to change my style a bit. We now have a clearer picture on where to improve ahead of tomorrow.”
Francesco Bagnaia – Sprint Race 4th

“We used a different strategy today, after the excellent work done with the team during warm up. Everything went perfectly: I tried to brake hard and waiting an extra moment in order to not use the rear too much and ended the race in the best possible condition. I started a bit slower lap-time wise and then started a bit more as the laps went by. When I saw another rider getting closer, I tried to pull away a bit more and everything went according to plan. Even on this occasion, the team has done an incredible job.”
Francesco Bagnaia – Race 1st

World Standings P. 1

Next Round:
Portuguese Grand Prix
Algarve International Circuit
23rd – 24th March

Suomy S1-XR GP

On the occasion of the first Grand Prix Pecco wears his new graphic, designed by Starline & VR46, on the new Suomy S1-XR GP racing helmet.
Designed and developed in Italy with the most advanced digital tools, the Suomy helmet was developed by the Ducati Corse MotoGP World Champion rider Pecco Bagnaia to maximize performances and take them to a higher level:


  • Tricarboco Lightweight Shell
  • Outstanding aerodynamics in various riding positions: straight, cornering and braking position.
  • Efficient ventilation (7 air intakes)
  • Outstanding Field of Vision – Peripheral View 210° – Vertical View 92°
  • Visor in PC injected, antiscratch, with Racing Lock System
  • Pinlock Max Vision 120
  • Superior Ergonomics – New Hydrocool Textile
  • ECE 2206 – FIM homologated

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