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MotoGP team boss and motorcycle world champion Fausto Gresini died in Bologna at the age of 60, two months after signing COVID-19

Gresini won two world championship titles in the 125cc class as a driver on the world championship track in 12 seasons before he successfully switched to team management

The Italian was placed in a medically induced coma in a hospital in Bologna when he contracted the virus in December, but was removed when his condition improved in January

The news that we would never have wanted to give and that we unfortunately have to share with all of you. After almost two months in the fight against Covid, Fausto Gresini is a few days after his 60th birthday Unfortunately he passed away # CiaoFausto❤️ BildTwittercom / mHMsDgunmb

Serious breathing problems persisted, however, and complications forced the medical staff to put him back into a coma in mid-February

“The news that we would never have wanted to give and that we unfortunately have to share with all of you,” said Gresini Racing in a statement on Tuesday

“After almost two months of fighting COVID, Fausto Gresini is just a few days after his 60 Unfortunately died “

As a driver, Gresini won world titles in 1985 and 1987 and won the first 10 races last season to set a record that is still in place

A very beloved member of the MotoGP family has unfortunately left us Fausto Gresini has been a colleague to many, a friend to everyone and will be sorely, sorely missed Our thoughts go to his family and loved ones Rest in Peace Fausto ImageTwittercom / qWfP34BIpa

As a team manager, he won two world championship titles, the 250cc title in 2001 with Japanese rider Daijiro Kato and the Moto2 championship in 2010 with Spaniard Toni Elias

Both triumphs were followed by tragedies for the team Kato died in 2003 after a fall at his MotoGP Grand Prix at home and Italian rider Marco Simoncelli was fatally injured after a fall in the 2011 Malaysian round of the championship

“A very beloved member of the MotoGP family has unfortunately left us,” said MotoGP on Twitter. “Fausto Gresini was a colleague to many, a friend to everyone and will be very much missed. Our thoughts go to his family and loved ones Rest in peace Fausto “

Our thoughts are with those close to Fausto Gresini, a talented driver, accomplished team owner and a great man Rest In Peace Fausto #CiaoFausto

“Our thoughts are with those close to Fausto Gresini, a talented driver, an accomplished team owner and a great man,” said the team

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