Nico Bulega is the first big-name rider to make the switch from Moto2 to the upgraded WorldSSP series for 2022.
The Italian has signed to join the factor Aruba Ducati squad and will race a Panigale V2 under the new regultions.
Bulega was born in Montecchio Emilia on October 16, 1999, and begins racing in 2007 in the Italian Minibike Championship. In 2011 he was Italian and European MiniGP Junior 50 champion, in the following season he becomes Italian PreGP 125 champion, while in 2013 he wins the PreGP 250 category championship.
In 2014 he took part to the Spanish championship (CEV), Moto3 category, finishing the season in sixth place; the same year he also participated in several CIV Moto3 races. In the 2015 CEV season, he bagged three third places, three second places, and a victory, conquering the title in the last race in Valencia.
His debut in the Moto3 class of MotoGP came in 2015, in the Grand Prix of the Valencian Community with the SKY Racing Team VR46: it is with this team that he conquered the first podium in 2016, at the Japanese Grand Prix.
From the 2019 season, Bulega moved in the Moto2 championship obtaining a best result of seventh place at Brno.