Brazilian-born Tavulliese, Franco Morbidelli (known to his friends as Franky or Morbido) is the most mature of the VR46 Riders Academy riders, he was the first to join it and, above all, he was the first rider to win the championship thanks to his incredible season in 2017. In the MotoGP Franco started late, at the age of 19, directly in Moto 2. Gifted with great talent, he quickly became one of the reference riders (in 2016 he was on the podium eight times) and in 2017 he became world champion, with 12 podiums and 6 pole positions. His path took him to MotoGP in 2018 and today he rides with Yamaha Monster MotoGP. He is methodical, taking care of every detail. Few words and a lot of work, in the gym and on the bike.