MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini is continuing to make slow progress in his recovery from Covid-related respiratory problems.

Gresini has now spent more than a month in the intensive care ward of a Bologna hospital, where he was initially placed in a pharmaceutical coma and, more recently, had to overcome a fever.

The Italian continues to require a ventilator to support his blood oxygen levels, but the 60-year-old is actively working to improve his breathing while also able to make video calls.

“Fausto's clinical condition slowly continues to improve," said the latest statement from Dr Nicola Cilloni. "For more than a week now without fever, rehabilitation is making progress every day, even if the path ahead is still long.

"He is still helped by the breathing machine, but he is also working on it, trying to recover the strength to do it alone. He manages to make video calls and to be seen by [wife] Nadia.

"The next steps will be the functional recovery of breathing and nutrition”.

Gresini, a double (125cc) world champion as a rider and a triple world champion as a team owner, was first admitted to hospital in Imola on December 27 before being transferred to the specialist ward in Bologna on December 30.

The team has set-up the hashtag #GETWELLSOONFAUSTO for those wishing to send best wishes to the Italian.

 

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