The latest official update on the condition of MotoGP team principal Fausto Gresini paints a worrying picture, with his 'clinical picture critical' after 'complications'.

The 60-year-old Italian, who has been using a mechanical respirator throughout, is also back in a medically-induced coma.

However, writing on Facebook, his son Lorenzo explained that the complications described in the update released by the team refers to events "between Friday and Saturday" and "since that time the conditions have remained almost unchanged".

This is the statement from Dr Nicola Cilloni of Bologna’s ‘Carlo Alberto Pizzardi’ hospital, where Gresini has been in intensive care, battling severe respiratory problems caused by Covid-19, since December 27:

"Fausto Gresini is still hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Bologna’s Maggiore Hospital due to a persisting severe respiratory insufficiency following a Covid-19 infection.

"Unfortunately, complications have occurred, which made the current clinical picture critical.

"The hospital staff are continuing the treatment with the highest-possible intensity, with the hope of a recovery of the organ functionality – which has been severely compromised.

"He is still supported by a mechanical respirator and in a medically-induced coma.”

The hashtag #GETWELLSOONFAUSTO has been set-up to pass on best wishes to Gresini during his Covid battle.

 

Provisional 2021 MotoGP Calendar

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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