Fausto had earlier lost his excruciating battle with Coronavirus
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused turmoil and havoc the world over. And the world of motorsports was equally affected with the arena losing one of its most gargantuan personalities back in February.
After waging a prolonged two month battle with the disease, Italian Fausto Gresini had ended up breathing his last earlier this year. The development was a massive setback to the ardent viewers of the game with Fausto having made his name in the folklore of the racing world.
Who Was Fausto Gresini
Fausto was the 125cc motorcycle grand prix world champion in 1985 and 1987. Born in Imola, where the second round of the 2021 F1 season is taking place this weekend, Fausto will be remembered in his home town, F1 has gone onto announce.
F1 And MotoGP To Pay Their Tributes
Both the F1 paddock in Italy and the MotoGP paddock in Portugal will stand together to observe a minute of silence in Fausto’s remembrance.
“As a tribute to the late, great Italian, a minute of silence will be observed during both the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio Del Made In Italy E Dell’emilia Romagna and the MotoGP Grande Premio 888 de Portugal on Sunday at 13:42 in Imola and 12:42 in Portimao.
“At the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali will be joined in parc ferme by members of Gresini’s family to observe the minute of silence,” a statement from MotoGP read.
“At the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, the bikes, riders and team members from the MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 class Gresini teams will gather in front of the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini box ahead of the MotoGP™ race, joined by FIM President Jorge Viegas and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, to pay their respects.”
F1 Change Time In Lieu Of Prince Phillip’s Funeral
The F1 had previously ascertained that they would be shifting the qualifying session for the Imola round to avoid clashing with the funeral of Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died age 99 last week.
The MotoGP will meanwhile go ahead as planned.