2022: Gresini -MotoGP mit Ducati

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Fausto Gresini ist im Frühjahr am tückischen Corona-Virus verstorben, seine Teams (MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3, MotoE) bleiben dem Sport aktuell erhalten, auch das MotoGP-Abenteuer mit Aprilia , bei dem ohnehin geplant war, dass die Zusammenarbeit nach 7 Jahren ausläuft, weil das Aprilia-Werk sich künftig eigenständig organisiert. Das MotoGP-Team von Gresini Racing wird deshalb ab 2022 Ducatis in der MotoGP-Klasse einsetzen, mit den Fahrern Fabio di Giannantonio und Enea Bastiannini, das wurde heute offiziell bestätigt. Die Leitung obliegt der Gresini-Familie, angeführt von Nadia Padovani. Nachfolgend die Media-Mitteilung im originalen Wortlaut: 

Fausto Gresini stammte aus Imola. Deswegen wurde beim Formel 1-GP in der Emilia Romagna eine Schweigeminute in Gedenken des verstorbenen Ex-Weltmeisters und langjährigen MotoGP-Teamchefs abgehalten. Im Bild die Familie um Witwe Nadia Padovani mit Fausto Gresinis früherer 125er GP-Maschine. Foto: Dorna-MotoGP/Getty Images-Peter Fox


Starting from next year, Gresini Racing will be back as an Independent MotoGP Team, with Ducati as the manufacturer of choice. This decision has been strongly supported by Fausto’s family, and it leads to a whole new project tied with the Borgo Panigale brand for the next two seasons. Team Gresini will be back in full control of their Premier Class effort and will do so with the all-Italian line-up of Fabio Di Giannantonio and Enea Bastianini, two talented young riders who are no strangers to Fausto and Gresini Racing. A big thank you goes to Aprilia Racing for the seven years spent together, which made for an especially important chapter in the history of Gresini Racing

NADIA PADOVANI – GRESINI RACING TEAM OWNER & TEAM PRINCIPAL 
“It’s a very emotional moment for each of us. In previous months, our efforts merged with a strong emotional push to shape the future of Gresini Racing, and now are immensely proud and happy to make the official announcement. It is a project born out of continuity and based on values upon which Fausto built this amazing institution. My thank you goes first and foremost to Carmelo Ezpeleta for making sure we never felt alone during these months, to Ducati for trusting our projects, to Flex-Box who joined us in this new challenge as title sponsor and obviously to Fabio and Enea: I’m sure they will give their best to wave the Gresini Racing banner high.”

GIGI DALL’IGNA – DUCATI CORSE GENERAL MANAGER
“We’re incredibly happy to have reached this agreement with Gresini Racing for the next two MotoGP seasons. We had laid down the foundations of a possible agreement with Fausto already at the end of last year and we would like to thank – from the bottom of our hearts – his family for carrying this project forward with us. Gresini Racing has been an especially important institution in MotoGP for many years and we are confident this partnership, which can count on two very talented riders such as Enea and Fabio, will be of great satisfaction for all parties involved.”

Die Gresini Teams 2021

CARMELO EZPELETA – CEO DORNA SPORTS
“First of all, it is a pleasure to continue working with Gresini Racing as an Independent Team. I know how much Fausto cared about this project and I’m sure he would be very proud of it now. I had the opportunity to speak with Nadia in recent weeks and I see in her, in her sons and the whole team the determination and the great passion for this sport that characterized him so much. We’re thrilled that Gresini Racing will continue, at least, 5 more years in the Premier Class”.

Fotos: Dorna-MotoGP/Peter Fox/Getty Images, Honda Racing, Gresini-Racing

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