Alessandro Zaccone steps up to the Moto2 World Championship with Gresini for 2022.
Despite being on 23 years old Zaccone is one of the most experienced riders on the 2022 Moto2 grid, he has raced in many championships including World Supersport, CEV Moto2, MotoE and ESBK.
This experience over time has enabled him to grow into an incredibly strong rider and looks to be a strong threat this year. He made his debut in a world championship back in 2016 at only 17 years old in the World Supersport championship on a Kawasaki, he raced in the class for two years with a best result of P5 before making the step onto Moto2 machinery in the European Moto2 championship.
Zaccone on the Pramac MotoE machine.
On a Kalex Zaccone was fast, he took a little while to adapt but once he found his way there really wasn’t much standing in the way of success unless your name is Yari Montella. In 2018 as a rookie in the European Moto2 series Zaccone would come home in P10 overall with a best result of P4 in the final race of the season, things were looking good going into 2019.
2019 and 2020 were by far his best seasons in the class, he proved he could consistently win races and battle for the top positions, in 2019 he finished in P3 overall with 3 podiums and a win to his name, then in 2020 he would repeat the feat only this time he finished with 9 podiums and 3 wins, losing P2 overall by a single point to Niki Tuuli with Montella lightyears ahead of anyone due to winning the opening 6 races.
Zaccone raced for the Promo Racing team on a Kalex in the CEV.
His name was also getting mentioned more and more in the Grand Prix paddock as he had begun to race in MotoE for the 2020 season with Gresini, the season was a strong one with a P5 as his best result, he moved to the Pramac MotoE team for 2021 and once again impressed with a win in the opening round of the season before taking home two further podiums to come home in P5 overall.
These results combined with his three years of experience in the European Moto2 championship caught the attention of the Gresini Moto2 squad who have hired him for 2022, there’s no doubt he’s going to make a splash after impressing in pre-season testing.
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