“I am very sorry for the death of Fausto Gresini, he was a very nice and lovable person, an exceptional driver”. He remembers him like this Giacomo Agostini, the former motorcycle champion with 15 world titles to his credit. “I’ve been following his story since he entered the hospital, I heard his manager last night who told me it was pretty bad. At 60 to die like this, we didn’t expect it. I remember a dinner last year in his motorhome, it was very nice, he welcomed me with a lot of affection and friendship. When people like him leave us you miss us particularly ». «I will always remember you as a friend and a true MotoGP fan, Fausto continues to smile in heaven. I promise to dedicate the first Aprilia podium to you! »: This is the moving greeting to Gresini by Aleix Espargaro, Spanish rider of the Aprilia Racing Team.
There are many certificates of friendship and pain for the death of Fausto Gresini’s former driver and manager of the team where Marco Simoncelli was racing, who died in 2011. First of all the post on Facebook of his son Lorenzo: «Bà! I love you immensely” . On Twitter the leader of the League Matteo Salvini he wrote: «A heartfelt farewell to Fausto Gresini, world champion, great Romagna, symbol of a beautiful and winning Italy. My affectionate embrace to his loved ones, his friends, all the motorcycling colleagues who loved him as a rider, manager and discoverer of talents ». «Fausto Gresini was a great driver, an excellent manager and a good person. A champion of motorcycling and of life »posted the group leader Pd at Palazzo Madama Andrea Marcucci.
“A friend of all”
In a note, the organization of the Moto GP communicated the pain of the whole world of professional motorcycling: «A much loved member of the MotoGP family has sadly left us. He was a colleague of many, a friend of all and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace Fausto ». The condolences of the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team: «We are deeply saddened by the death of Fausto Gresini. Our condolences and thoughts go out to his family, the team and all those close to him ».
“Hello, great Fausto”
The president of the Emilia-Romagna Region Stefano Bonaccini: «Fausto Gresini, from Imola, at the head of the homonymous motorcycle team, twice world champion in 125, did not make it. Covid took him away when he was only 60 years old. We gather around his family and friends. Hello, great Fausto ». The memory of Marco Panieri, mayor of Imola, city of Gresini: «The city of Imola and the whole world of motorsport are mourning Fausto Gresini, former driver, two-time 125cc world champion and head of the homonymous team. A great champion but above all a great man ». «Covid took away Fausto Gresini, former driver and manager of the homonymous team, at the age of 60. There are no words for this tragedy, before which we remain astonished and speechless. My sincere condolences to family, friends, colleagues and the Imola community in this moment of great pain “he declared Anna Maria Bernini, president of the senators of Forza Italia.
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