Fausto Gresini

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Fausto Gresini
Fausto Gresini 1992 Japanese GP.jpg
Gresini at the 1992 Japanese Grand Prix.
Nationality Italy Italian
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1983 - 1994
First race 1983 125cc Nations Grand Prix
Last race 1994 125cc European Grand Prix
First win 1984 125cc Swedish Grand Prix
Last win 1992 125cc British Grand Prix
Team(s) Garelli, Honda
Championships 125cc - 1985, 1987
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
132 21 47 17 13 1093

Fausto Gresini (born 23 January 1961) is an Italian former Grand Prix motorcycle road racing World Champion.[1] He is currently team manager for the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP team.[2]

Motorcycle racing career[edit]

Gresini was born at Imola. He began racing in 1978 at the age of 17 on a Minarelli 50 in Italy, and in 1983 he joined the Grand Prix circuit with the MBA team.

During his riding career, Gresini won two world championship titles in the 125cc class in 1985 and 1987. He was vice-champion in the 125cc class in 1986 aboard a Garelli and in 1991 and 1992 with Honda. He accumulated 21 victories and raced in 132 Grand Prix with 15 second places and 11 third places. He is tied with Ángel Nieto for the record of 11 consecutive victories in the 125 class, accomplished across 1986 and 1987. He holds the record of the most 125cc victories in one season with ten in 1987 - he crashed in the final race but won all others.

Racing team management career[edit]

Gresini currently manages the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP team. His team has won two world championships with Daijiro Kato winning the 2001 250cc world championship, and Toni Elías winning the 2010 Moto2 world championship. Kato died in hospital two weeks after crashing during the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix on 6 April 2003.[3] On 23 October 2011, the Gresini team suffered another loss when rider Marco Simoncelli died soon after an accident at the Malaysian Grand Prix. The team's other rider is Hiroshi Aoyama.

Grand Prix career statistics[edit]

Points system from 1969 to 1987.

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1988 to 1992

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1993 onwards.

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Points Rank Wins
1983 125cc MBA FRA
NC
NAT
7
GER
6
ESP
6
AUT
4
YUG
NC
NED
10
BEL
9
GBR
6
SWE
2
RSM
NC
37 9th 0
1984 125cc MBA NAT
NC
ESP
NC
GER
4
51 3rd 1
Garelli FRA
4
NED
NC
GBR
3
SWE
1
RSM
3
1985 125cc Garelli ESP
2
GER
2
NAT
NC
AUT
1
NED
3
BEL
1
FRA
2
GBR
4
SWE
3
RSM
1
109 1st 3
1986 125cc Garelli ESP
1
NAT
1
GER
2
AUT
NC
NED
2
BEL
4
FRA
2
GBR
NC
SWE
1
RSM
3
BWU
1
114 2nd 4
1987 125cc Garelli ESP
1
GER
1
NAT
1
AUT
1
NED
1
FRA
1
GBR
1
SWE
1
CZE
1
RSM
1
POR
DNF
150 1st 10
1988 125cc Garelli ESP
4
NAT
NC
GER
-
AUT
-
NED
NC
BEL
-
YUG
-
FRA
-
GBR
7
SWE
NC
CZE
NC
22 21st 0
1989 125cc Aprilia JPN
11
AUS
7
ESP
5
NAT
3
GER
NC
AUT
5
NED
6
BEL
7
FRA
5
GBR
8
SWE
5
CZE
14
102 5th 0
1990 125cc Honda JPN
7
ESP
3
NAT
NC
GER
-
AUT
NC
YUG
6
NED
8
BEL
8
FRA
NC
GBR
8
SWE
5
CZE
7
HUN
4
AUS
5
102 8th 0
1991 125cc Honda JPN
2
AUS
2
ESP
2
ITA
1
GER
NC
AUT
1
EUR
2
NED
4
FRA
3
GBR
2
RSM
3
CZE
6
MAL
4
181 2nd 2
1992 125cc Honda JPN
NC
AUS
5
MAL
8
ESP
2
ITA
5
EUR
3
GER
2
NED
2
HUN
3
FRA
NC
GBR
1
BRA
6
RSA
7
118 2nd 1
1993 125cc Honda AUS
5
MAL
8
JPN
NC
ESP
NC
AUT
8
GER
17
NED
DNF
EUR
17
RSM
10
GBR
7
CZE
-
ITA
10
USA
16
FIM
4
61 11th 0
1994 125cc Honda AUS
4
MAL
6
JPN
18
ESP
DNF
AUT
8
GER
13
NED
16
ITA
17
FRA
10
GBR
20
CZE
-
USA
DNS
ARG
NC
EUR
10
46 16th 0

See also[edit]

Gresini Racing

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