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

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

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

The news that we would never have wanted to give and that we are unfortunately obliged to share with all of you After nearly two months of fighting Covid, Fausto Gresini unfortunately passed away, a few days after turning 60 # CiaoFausto❤️ photoTwittercom / mHMsDgunmb

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

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

“After nearly two months of fighting COVID, Fausto Gresini sadly passed away, a few days after turning 60”

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

A much loved member of the MotoGP family has unfortunately left us Fausto Gresini was a colleague to many, a friend to all and he will be sorely missed Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones Rest in peace Fausto picTwittercom / qWfP34BIpa

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

Both triumphs were followed by tragedies for the team, however, with Kato dying in 2003 after a crash at his MotoGP Grand Prix at home and Italian rider Marco Simoncelli fatally injured after falling in the Malaysian round of the 2011 championship.

“A much loved member of the MotoGP family has sadly passed away,” MotoGP said on Twitter “Fausto Gresini was a colleague to many, a friend to all and we will miss him dearly Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones Rest in peace Fausto “

Our hearts go out to those close to us at Fausto Gresini, a talented pilot, an accomplished team leader and a great man Rest in peace Fausto #CiaoFausto

“Our hearts go out to those close to Fausto Gresini, a talented driver, an accomplished team leader and a great man,” said the team

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