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How much is Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia’s Salary?


Ever wondered how much is Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia’s salary? He is the twice-defending MotoGP world champion, after all.

In case you have not heard, he had just renewed his contract at Ducati for another two years until the end of the 2026 season. You would probably assume a hefty amount but nope, it is not even close to what previous the triple world champion, Jorge Lorenzo did.

According to Motorsport magazine, Bagnaia’s latest deal bags him a base salary €7 million (RM35,892,918.75) per season. However, he is set to earn more than €10 million (RM51,275,598.22), depending on his results.

He first signed on as Ducati’s No. 1 factory rider at the beginning of the 2022 season which he went on to win the same year. His salary was equal to Jorge Martin and Enea Bastianini’s (before he moved to the factory team) during the time.

However, while the sum seems really princely for us mere mortals it is not even close to what Lorenzo earned when he moved to Ducati. The Majorcan was paid a king’s ransom of  €25 million for each of the two seasons he was there.

Hence it was Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia who gave Ducati their second MotoGP, 15 years after Casey Stoner did so in 2007.

It has to be said that there will be 8 riders whose contracts will be expiring at the end of 2024, so Ducati had to secure Bagnaia’s services quickly. It remains to be seen what Enea Bastianini could pull out of the bag after a disastrous and injury-riddled first season last year. It goes without saying that there will be many who will be vying for that factory Ducati spot for next year including Marc Marquez and Jorge Martin.

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