Motorsport shaken by COVID death of legendary Gresini icon

Tributes to Fausto Gresini poured into the world of motorsport. Pic: Getty /Twitter

The world of motorsport has been devastated by the news that the legendary character Fausto Gresini has lost his battle with Covid-19.

The MotoGP team boss and former motorcycle world champion died on Tuesday in Bologna at the age of 60, two months after contracting the virus.

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Gresini won two world titles in the 125cc class in 12 seasons as a driver on the world championship circuit before successfully moving on to team management.

The Italian was put into a pharmacological coma in a hospital in Bologna when he contracted the virus in December, but was removed when his condition improved in January.

Sadly, it turned out to be a false dawn for the popular motorsport character, who then suffered a series of further respiratory complications, before having to be put into an induced coma again in mid-February.

Gresini Racing released a heartbreaking statement on Tuesday to confirm the tragic news of his death.

“The news that we never wanted to give and that unfortunately we …

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