Gresini Racing announces the death of its creator and two-time champion. The 60-year-old 125cc world champion fought for two long months against Covid-19 and other complications in a hospital in Bologna
The Italian media announced the death of Gresini, 12 hours before it occurred, causing the family denial.
Gresini has one of the largest, most professional and competitive structures of the Motorcycle World Championship, which, in a month, starts its new season
The Gresini Racing team and the family of the Italian manager of the Motocilismo World Championship have just announced, at 10.30 am on Tuesday, the “false” news that many Italian media spread, twelve hours before, last Monday night and which logically provoked the indignation of both the Italian team and the family itself, to the point that Lorenzo Gresini, son of the two-time 125cc world champion, published a harsh attack on the media on his social networks Italians, whom he described as authentic “vultures”, despite the fact that in his text he recognized that his father was very, very, ill, “in extremely critical conditions.”
“We had to announce the only news that we did not want to announce: Fausto Gresini has died,” the Gresini Racing team just said in a brief statement. The owner of one of the strongest, largest and most professional structures in the ‘paddock’ of the Motorcycle World Championship, has died today, after more than two months of fighting against Covid-19 and other complications. Gresini, 60, entered a large hospital in Bologna on December 27, after catching Covid-19, where he died today.
Many Italian media, including ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, ‘Il Corriere della Sera’, televisions such as Sky Sport or Mediaset, and specialized websites such as gpone.com, published the death of the two-time Italian champion last night, causing a great unjustifiable commotion despite that Gresini, in fact, had already been between life and death for several days. Not everyone rectified the news and much less, as did gpone.com or ‘La Gazzetta’, they could apologize “for having participated in the dissemination of a news that was false.”