There are few more distinctive liveries in MotoGP than the sleek black shade of the SKY Racing Team VR46 in Moto3 and Moto2 and race fans have become accustomed to a dark figure lording his way over the Moto2 contest in 2018. Pecco Bagnaia has revelled in a successful second campaign in the class and is already fixed for MotoGP in 2019: the pressure is now on to keep that status as championship leader all the way through to Valencia.
Pecco might cut an imposing and controlling figure on the asphalt – and has something of the poster boy image about him away from the track – but as part of the visceral look of the SKY crew, he is somewhat limited in the design of his AGV lid. “At the moment with team SKY there is not much room to decide the livery but next year I will have something special and it will be clear and simple because I don't like much ‘going on’ with my helmet,” said the winner of five Grands Prix in 2018. “If you see the one from 2016 then it is very clear with the design.”