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F1, MotoGP to honor late Fausto Gresini on Sunday

Jorge Martin of Del Conca Gresini Moto3 celebrate with Fausto Gresini after becoming the Moto3 world champion at the end of the Moto3 class race of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix held at Sepang International Circuit in Sepang, Malaysia. (Photo by Hazrin Yeob Men Shah/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Formula 1 and MotoGP will pay respect to MotoGP Champion and team boss Fausto Gresini, who passed away in February due to Covid-19.

Gresini was born in Imola, where this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is taking place at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari.

As a mark of respect for Gresini, both the F1 paddock in Italy and MotoGP paddock in Portugal will hold a minute of silence.

“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,” reads a statement released by MotoGP.

“At the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali will be joined in parc ferm√© by members of Gresini’s family to observe the minute of silence.

“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.”

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