MotoGP: Fausto Gresini’s condition improving and stable
The condition of 2 x 125cc World Champion Fausto Gresini is showing signs of improvement.
Fausto Gresini was admitted to hospital on the 29th December in Imola due to his condition following a positive COVID-19 test, however on 30th December he was transferred to Bologna to the Carlo Alberto Pizzardi hospital who have a specialised COVID-19 wing and are able to offer better care specifically for his condition.
Since this he was put into a medically induced coma and was given an endotracheal intubation (tube down his throat) to aid his breathing as the virus is known to attack and cause problems with breathing.
The team have released a statement which reads:
‘The conditions of Fausto Gresini – who was transported to the Carlo Alberto Pizzardi hospital in Bologna on December 30th – are slightly improving.
‘After his arrival at the hospital (Intensive Care Department of Prof. Cilloni) with very low blood oxygen saturation levels, the Gresini Racing Team Principal was induced into a pharmacological coma and received an endotracheal intubation to help organs oxygenation.
‘During the last few hours, in light of stable and improving general conditions, the doctors decided to begin a slow awakening process to allow independent lung ventilation.