After riding in the FIM Moto3 & Moto2 World Championships for seven years, Manzi made his full-time WorldSSP debut in 2022. The rider from Rimini immediately made an impression in the class by securing his maiden victory at Portimão and a further three podiums on his way to sixth overall at the end of an impressive rookie season.
His performances caught the eye of Yamaha and the highly experienced Ten Kate Racing Team, who signed him up for the 2023 season. It is on the Yamaha R6 where the 24-year-old’s ability has genuinely shone.
During a superb debut season with the team, Manzi claimed four race wins, a further 13 podiums, one pole position, and five fastest race laps on his way to securing second in the championship after an enthralling title fight.
Manzi's tenacity and talent has been rewarded with a Yamaha Motor Europe contract for the 2024 season, during which the Italian will spearhead the manufacturer's challenge for the WorldSSP title aboard the Ten Kate Racing Team Yamaha R6.