We will always remember the smile and drive Team Manager and former rider Fausto Gresini. We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of legendary Italian, Fausto Gresini.

His achievements as a rider, team manager and mentor are incredible, resonating with people from all over the world. Sadly, he lost the battle to COVID-19. We remember interviewing him and many of his riders over the years. The guidance he provided was one of courage to those who were doubting their abilities on and off the track.

We look forward to those riders carrying on the honour and Gresini name as the season in 2021 gets underway soon with round one in Qatar.

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: “I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Fausto. He was a very good friend and I liked him a lot. I have been following the news on his condition closely and I was lucky enough to be able to speak to him even as he was in hospital. I am so very sorry to suffer a loss like this in the paddock and I want to send my deepest condolences to his family, friends and the members of his team.”

Jorge Viegas, FIM President: “Fausto Gresini fought for quite a long time to beat this “invisible enemy” that took one of our heroes away from us. I have learned to appreciate Fausto as a rider first and then as a Team Manager, always at the top of his capabilities. What I will miss the most is the long “paddock talks” with him, where he always showed to have very wise opinions but also to be one of the best informed team managers, with an incredible energy and motivation. I would like to express here my deepest condolences to his family, to his team and friends, in the name of the FIM and in my personal name.”

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Myanna has an incredible grasp and knowledge of the sport in detail and continues to secure lead stories every week. She is in constant contact with team and rider media management. She is an admitted lawyer with two degrees and is currently writing a biography on Alan Jones MBE 1980 F1 World Champion. She is a fond lover of two wheel motorsport, predominantly MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3.