July 18, 2022
Pecco Bagnaia describes the strength of Valentino Rossi
Francesco Bagnaia was chosen by Icon, the men’s fashion and lifestyle magazine directed by Andrea Tenerani, as the protagonist of the cover of the new issue of Icon Wheels, the spin off dedicated to the world of motors and the mobility of the future.
A special issue of over 200 pages, entitled “80 wheels in motion”, which will give voice to the protagonists of two and four wheels with the presentation of the latest news and trends and over 14 new car models, to which the second is dedicated cover of the issue.
Originally from Turin, last season’s vice-champion grew up in the Valentino Rossi Academy, of which he still belongs. And speaking of Valentino, who has become his mentor and teacher, in the exclusive interview on the pages of the magazine Bagnaia he confides: “He struck me a lot for his mental strength, determination, knowledge of anything and patience in explanations”.
Accomplices dad and uncle passionate about two wheels, Bagnaia was already on his saddle when he was not even 6 years old and from there he never got off, despite the sacrifices, starting from the life of a “normal” boy, impractical for a globetrotter like him. “The only one that costs me dear is the family, we are very close. My sister Carola, older than 20 months, makes up for the lack: my assistant and media manager since 2017, she never leaves me and helps me to feel at home even in the paddock . The royalties for the nickname “Pecco” are hers: as a child she called me that, “she tells Icon Wheels.