After achieving his first-ever podium finish in the premier class at Assen, Marco Bezzecchi, the truly great rookie so far in2022, revealed why Casey Stoner, an earlier two time MotoGP champion, had such strong appreciation for the Italian last season.
Bezzecchi has been incredibly quick for the whole of the 2022 MotoGP season, which was once again proven by his ability to compete with Francesco Bagnaia for the most of the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday.
Many predicted that Bezzecchi’s skill would transfer well to MotoGP even though he failed to secure the Moto2 championship before joining Ducati in the style of Valentino Rossi’s Mooney VR46 outfit. Stoner was a big proponent of this idea.
Stoner expressed his admiration for Bezzecchi’s abilities while riding a Moto2 motorcycle during a trip to the MotoGP paddock at the season-ending 2021 race. “Bezzecchi would have something, probably extra, and I’ve never seen it enough” (in 2021).
“I observed something about him because I had never seen anybody else draw the lines he could”.