11 Nicolo Bulega


Date of Birth


Bulega moved over to WorldSSP after several years in Moto2™ and instantly became a regular podium contender in his rookie campaign, racking up nine podiums including two on home soil at Misano. For 2023, the aim is clear: take Ducati back to the top step of the WorldSSP podium. He remains with the same squad for 2023, competing with the Aruba Racing WorldSSP Team. He was crowned the 2023 World Champion with three races to spare after taking 14 wins and 18 podiums up to and including Race 1 at the Portuguese Round. His future was secure after he was announced as Alvaro Bautista’s 2024 teammate at the factory Ducati squad in WorldSBK.

Bulega’s career until now has been in the MotoGP™ World Championship paddock, where he was a podium finisher in Moto3™ on multiple occasions in his debut season in 2016, when he came up as 2015 JuniorGP Champion in Moto3™. However, with size working against him, he moved on to Moto2™ action, where he was only able to manage a best of eighth on two occasions. After a rather mediocre 2021, Bulega has been beneath World Supersport lap records during testing, meaning he may well have found a paddock where he can show his true potential.

Ducati Panigale V2

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All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap
WorldSSP   10   48   30   16   5   9   14
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 Best Race Lap Pos.
2023 Supersport   10   24   21   16   3   2   11 1
2022 Supersport   0   24   9   0   2   7   3 4