Fausto Gresini, sedated after a new deterioration

The Italian, head of Gresini Racing, suffered "a sudden deterioration on Friday night" according to his son, but "remains stable".


Former Italian driver Fausto Gresini, director of the MotoGP Gresini Racing team hospitalized for coronavirus, was "deeply sedated" after a sudden worsening in his conditions and is currently stable, although with severe lung inflammation, his son reported on Monday , Lorenzo Gresini.

"I had not written for a few days due to a sudden deterioration in general conditions that occurred in the night between Friday and Saturday. Now the situation is stable, with sufficient values. Dad has been deeply sedated again" Lorenzo Gresini wrote on the social network 'Facebook'. "Therapies to combat severe lung inflammation were started," he added.

At the beginning of last week the doctors had noticed slight but constant improvements in Gresini. The sixty-year-old former 125cc world champion (1985 and 87) tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before the Christmas holidays and, after spending an initial period of isolation at home, was admitted to hospital on December 27. Santa Maria della Scaletta, in Imola.

A few days later, he was transferred to the Maggiore Carlo Alberto Pizzardi specialized center in Bologna, where he entered the Intensive Care Unit with very low levels of oxygen saturation in the blood, was induced into a pharmacological coma and received endotracheal intubation to help oxygenation of organs, as reported at the time.

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