MotoGP: Fausto Gresini's funeral to be broadcast on Saturday

Fausto Gresini's funeral will be broadcast on the team's Facebook page on Saturday morning
Fausto Gresini's funeral will be broadcast on the team's Facebook page on Saturday morning
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The funeral of MotoGP team boss Fausto Gresini will be broadcast through Gresini Racing's Facebook page.

The team announced that the funeral will take place at Imola on Saturday (February 27) at 9am (UK Time). The funeral ceremony will be private due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions.

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Today's statement reads:

"The last goodbye to Fausto Gresini will take place tomorrow at Imola, privately. He passed away last 23 February at 60 years of age. Unfortunately, it will not be the type of send-off ceremony we all wished for our beloved Fausto, given the current restrictions caused by the ongoing pandemic.

"As Gresini Racing, and after agreeing with the family, we decided however to stream live the ceremony, to allow everybody to take part in this last farewell.

"You can follow the live streaming at Facebook/GresiniRacing this Saturday from 10:00am (CET)."

Gresini passed away in hospital following a two-month battle with medical complications triggered by Covid-19. The Italian won two 125cc titles before creating and running his own race team.

Over the years, Gresini Racing has enjoyed plenty of success with riders including Sete Gibernau, Marco Melandri, Daijiro Kato and Marco Simoncelli.

Gresini Racing is also raising money for the Intensive Therapy Unit of Bologna’s Maggiore Hospital, where Gresini was treated from December 30. Please see below for the IBAN codes to make a donation:

Account Holder: GRESINI RACING SRL

VIA PANA 26 48018 FAENZA (RA) ITALIA

IBAN: IT69 F032 9601 6010 0006 7344 853

BIC/SWIFT: FIBKITMM

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