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Honour for Gresini

Fausto Gresini named Honorary Citizen of San Clemente.
MotoGP and Moto2 team owner Fausto Gresini has been made an honorary citizen of the town of San Clemente.

Mayor Christian D'Andrea was on hand to honour the former double 125cc World Champion, who has based his operations in San Clemente since forming the race team.

The current headquarters on Via Verdi is home to the entire history of Gresini Racing, from the first podium for Alex Barros to the 2010 Moto2 world title with Toni Elias, plus the famous bike #74 of the late Daijiro Kato, who won the 250cc World Championship in 2001.

"It has been an emotional evening!" said Fausto Gresini. "It gives me great pleasure that the San Clemente town council have decided to make me an honorary citizen. The heart of Gresini Racing has always beaten here in San Clemente and this recognition makes me enormously proud."

Gresini will continue to run a team in both MotoGP and Moto2 in 2011.


Tagged as: Toni Elias , moto2 , 125

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rick65 - Unregistered

January 02, 2011 2:43 AM

I suspect that Gresini's honour is more for his role as a successful team manager (based in the town) than as a retired rider. @Motojunky It looks like you have to win a 500/MotGP champ to get any formal recognition. Doohan has a Order of Australia and Gardner a Medal of the Order of Australia plus various sporting awards for both. I also have some recollection of an article showing Gardner being given the key to the city of Woollongong, similar to Gresini - is my memory correct? Stoner was Young Australian of the Year in 2008. I just hope they don't all get together in a group and run into any of the anti bikie laws.



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