MotoGP team boss Gresini hospitalized with COVID-19 (Update)

Fausto Gresini has been brought out of his medically induced coma amidst his continuing battle with Covid-19, though he remains on a ventilator in hospital in a sedated state.

His Gresini team shared the news on Thursday morning in its latest update on its figurehead’s condition since contracting the illness shortly before Christmas, the Italian now having been in hospital for 12 days.

December 30, 2020 

MotoGP team owner Fausto Gresini is in hospital with COVID-19, his Gresini Racing outfit has communicated.

The Italian outfit released a short Twitter statement on Wednesday morning revealing Gresini had to be hospitalized on Sunday following a short self-isolation period at his home in Imola, though he has subsequently had to be moved to a specialist Covid-19 ward at the Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi hospital in Bologna on Wednesday as his condition worsened.

The team stated that further updates will follow regarding Gresini’s condition in due course.

The 59-year-old was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus “shortly before the Christmas break”, according to the team, and was hospitalized on December 27.

On Wednesday, three days later, Gresini was moved to the specialized COVID-19 ward of Bologna’s Carlo Alberto Pizzardi hospital.

No reference was made to Gresini’s condition, other than that it is being “constantly monitored” and that “further updates will follow”.