Gresini continues slow progress after COVID infection

Fausto Gresini Picture: Gresini Racing Team

Fausto Gresini continues to make progress, albeit slowly, after being struck down by COVID-19 last year.

The MotoGP team owner and two-time 125cc world champion has now been in hospital for over a month with the coronavirus, and remains on a ventilator.

In its first update in a week, Gresini Racing has advised that its boss remains in the intensive care unit of Bologna’s Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi hospital.

A statement from Dr Nicola Cilloni read, “Fausto’s clinical condition slowly continues to improve.

“For more than a week now without fever, rehabilitation is making progress every day, even if the path ahead is still long.

“He is still helped by the breathing machine, but he is also working on it, trying to recover the strength to do it alone.

“He manages to make videocalls and to be seen by Nadia [wife].

“The next steps will be the functional recovery of breathing and nutrition.”

Gresini Racing remains Aprilia’s factory MotoGP team for one more year before it reverts to Independent status.

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