Tragedy in MotoGP: a two-time motorcycle world champion dies of COVID-19

Fausto Gresini

The world of MotoGP he was in mourning on Monday night. After two months of incessant fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), passed away Fausto Gresini, two-time world champion in 1985 and 1987. Gresini had been hospitalized since December 27 in an Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Bologna, Italy. The former pilot was 60 years old.

Gresini was in serious condition since his hospitalization. After a very serious few weeks, her condition seemed to slowly improve. However, this week a strong condition in his lungs and complications in the oxygenation of the blood, were fatal for the state of the former pilot of the Motorcycle World Championship. This Friday news of the death had been given, but this had not been confirmed.

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Fausto Gresini, in addition to being a former driver, was the owner of the Gresini Racing team, which uses the Aprilia officials in the MotoGP Championship. On the other hand, he also had motorcycles in the championship of Moto2 Y Moto3. From the social networks of the team they had denied the rumors of Friday afternoon, but as the hours passed, his death became official.

«The news that we never wanted to give, and that unfortunately we are forced to share with all of you. After almost two months fighting COVID, Fausto Gresini sadly passed away a few days after his 60th birthday, “the team wrote on his Twitter account. Gresini Racing, along with an image of its founder.

Gresini’s history in MotoGP

Fausto Gresini was twice 125CC World Champion, in 1985 and 1987. In addition, he achieved three runners-up in 1986, 1991 and 1992. In the World Championship he managed to win in 132 races, adding a total of 158 podiums. He holds the record for eleven wins in a row between 1986 and 1987. He also achieved a record for wins in a season, achieving 10 out of 11 possible.

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