News – EN – Fausto Gresini, former motorcycle world champion, died of Covid

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Sport Fausto Gresini, former motorcycle world champion, died of the Covid

AUTOMOBILE In 1997, the Italian also created his own team, currently entered in the three categories of the Moto Grand Prix

Posted on 02/23/21 at 12:00 p.m.
– Updated 02/23/21 at 12:00 PM

The Italian Fausto Gresini, double world champion in motorcycle speed in 125 cm3 in 1985 and 1987 and boss of the eponymous team, died at the age of 60 as a result of the Covid-19, announced his team Tuesday

“This is news that we would never have wanted to give but alas, we have to share it with you all After nearly two months of fighting the Covid, Fausto Gresini unfortunately passed away a few days after turning 60 ”(January 23), she said in a press release

He had been hospitalized since December 27, first at his home in Imola and then in Bologna (northern Italy), after being infected with the coronavirus shortly before the Christmas holidaysHe suffered from severe and persistent respiratory failure

Gresini, born in 1961, drove in the World Cup in the 125 cm category between 1983 and 1994, signing 47 podiums, including 21 victories, and 17 pole positions in 133 Grands Prix He was also vice-world champion in 1986, 1991 and 1992 In 1997, he created his own team, currently entered in the three categories of the MotoGP Grand Prix, notably with the Italian manufacturer Aprilia among the elite of MotoGP.

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News – EN – Fausto Gresini, former motorcycle world champion, died of Covid

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