Two-time world champion in motorcycling – Fausto Gresini, lost a tough battle with the coronavirus.
The 60-year-old Italian was infected with COVID-19 in December and was placed in an artificial coma due to severe breathing problems.
At the end of January, Grezzini was awakened from a coma, but new respiratory problems arose, which necessitated his re-placing in an artificial coma, from which he was unable to wake up.
Grezini became world champion in the 125cc class in 1985 and 1987. In his second title, he started the season with 10 consecutive victories, and this remains an unimproved record to this day.
At the end of his career, Grezini was head of the team’s April Pacing, helping the team win a total of four world titles in 250cc and Moto 2.