MotoGP team owner and 125cc world champion Fausto Gresini spent his 60th birthday in the intensive care unit of the Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi Bologna hospital on Saturday, where he has been battling serious respiratory problems caused by Covid-19 for almost a month.

Fortunately, the latest medical update on the Italian's condition describes 'minor but comforting news', with Doctor Nicola Cilloni speaking of a 'fragile' but 'slowly improving' condition.

Encouragingly, Gresini's blood oxygenation levels, which currently require constant mechanical ventilation, are also 'progressively improving'.

Overall, the prognosis is 'still reserved' but 'more optimistic'.

“Fausto Gresini's general clinical conditions are fragile, but slowly and progressively improving. He is conscious and combative. Radiological and laboratory tests also go in the same direction," Doctor Cilloni said.

"He still needs to be supported by the mechanical ventilator, but blood oxygenation is progressively improving. He started physiotherapy to rehabilitate both breathing and muscles.

"He remains in critical and fragile condition with a long path of treatment, but the direction taken in recent days makes the prognosis, still reserved, more optimistic!"

The latest Facebook update from Fausto's son Lorenzo reads: "Another quiet day for Dad, still intubated with tracheotomy and helped breathing with the [Ventilator], but no fever and a small improvement in blood oxygenation."

 

 

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar – January Update

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

28 March

Qatar (Evening race)

Losail

2

4 April

Doha (Evening race)

Losail

3

18 April

Portugal

Portimao

4

2 May

Spain

Jerez

5

16 May

France

Le Mans

6

30 May

Italy

Mugello

7

6 June

Catalunya

Barcelona

8

20 June

Germany

Sachsenring

9

27 June

Netherlands

Assen

10

11 July

Finland (Subject to homologation)

KymiRing

11

15 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

12

29 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

13

12 September

Aragon

Aragon

14

19 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

15

3 October

Japan

Motegi

16

10 October

Thailand

Buriram

17

24 October

Australia

Phillip Island

18

31 October

Malaysia

Sepang

19

14 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

Postponed Grands Prix:
 11 AprilArgentinaTermas
 18 AprilAmericasCOTA
Reserve Grand Prix Venues:
  Indonesia (Subject to homologation)Mandalika
  RussiaIgora Drive
2021 Pre-season Testing:
 5 MarchQatar Shakedown TestLosail
 6-7 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 10-12 MarchQatar Official TestLosail
 

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