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Fausto Gresini, two-time world motorcycle champion, dies of coronavirus

Tragedy in the world of motorcycling. Fausto Gresini, a former rider and owner of the Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 and Gresini Racing Moto3 teams, has passed away at the age of 60 after two months battling the coronavirus.

In an official statement, Gresini Racing has reported the death of Faust: «The news that we would never have wanted to communicate, but that we are obliged to share with all of you. After practically two months of fighting the coronavirus, Fausto Gresini has passed away days after turning 60».

This Monday night, the Italian press reported the death of Fausto Gresini, something his team denied in a statement: “Despite the news that is currently circulating, Fausto is still with us, although in extreme critical conditions». Gresini had been hospitalized in Bologna since last December for respiratory failure derived from the coronavirus.

Finally, the two-time world champion died at the Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi specialized center in Bologna. In this way, a legend and reference of motorcycling leaves, winner of two world titles 125cc in 1985 and 1987, plus three runners-up (1986, 1991 and 1992).