Fausto Gresini's ongoing battle against 'severe respiratory failure due to the complications of Covid' has seen the MotoGP team manager overcome a 'complicated' week and return to a more 'stable' condition.

After making steady progress following a initial fever, the 60-year-old Italian – who has been in the intensive care unit of a Bologna hospital since December 27 - experienced a 'sudden worsening of respiratory function'.

“Fausto Gresini is still hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of the Maggiore Hospital for the persistence of severe respiratory failure due to the complications of Covid infection - with important interstitial pneumonia," said the latest medical statement from Dr Nicola Cilloni.

"After a sudden worsening of the respiratory function in the past week, in the last few days the health conditions have improved - thanks also to machinery that helped remove carbon dioxide from the blood, allowing less stress on the lungs - while the general clinical picture remains serious and the prognosis is still confidential.”

Writing on Facebook, Fausto's son Lorenzo added that the latest fever "now seems to have passed" although the former double 125cc world champion remains deeply sedated and on antibiotics.

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

 

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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