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World tragedy in MotoGP: Simoncelli's boss is dead

15:00  23 february  2021
15:00  23 february  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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Fausto Gresini, two-time motorcycle world champion and as team boss, among other things, boss of the fatally injured Marco Simoncelli, has died of Corona.

Tragödie in der MotoGP: Simoncellis Boss ist tot © Provided by sport1.de Tragedy in MotoGP: Simoncelli's boss is dead

Two-time motorcycle world champion and MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini is dead.

The Italian died on Tuesday after weeks of fighting a corona disease at the age of 60 Years in a hospital in Bologna. This was announced by the Gresini racing team.

Fausto Gresini was the boss of Marco Simoncelli

Gresini - who was the boss of Marco Simoncelli when he died in an accident in 2011 - was admitted to a hospital in his hometown of Imola on December 27 after a positive corona test. Three days later he was transferred to Bologna, where Gresini was put into a coma. After making progress, Gresini recently suffered a setback, and last week doctors described his condition as "critical". Now Gresini, who was connected to a ventilator, lost his fight against the virus.

The 21-time Grand Prix winner Gresini became world champion in the 125cc class in 1985 and 1987. In MotoGP he was at the head of the Aprilia team. Gresini Racing is also active in Moto2 and Moto3.

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With sports information service (SID)

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