The veteran Italian squad, which has raced within the premier class full-time since 2002 – having made its debut in 1998 – returns to operating as a really unbiased crew in 2022 after a seven-year stint beginning in 2015 as Aprilia’s manufacturing unit entrant.
The crew was rocked in February of final 12 months when founder and crew boss Fausto Gresini tragically handed away from COVID-19.
Whereas the crew admitted later within the 12 months it initially wasn’t positive it could survive that loss, Gresini Racing continued on with its plans for 2022 because the late Gresini’s spouse Nadia Padovani took over on the helm.
Signing a two-year cope with Ducati to subject GP21s from this 12 months, Gresini will run double MotoGP podium finisher Enea Bastianini – who comes over from the defunct Avintia squad – and Moto2 graduate Fabio Di Giannantonio.
At its launch presentation on Saturday morning, Gresini unwrapped its all-new color scheme – designed by Aldo Drudi – adorning its satellite tv for pc Ducatis.
“We’re lastly presenting a undertaking we strongly believed in and one we’ve got been working continuous for over the past 12 months,” Padovani stated.
“We’re very motivated and we ended up being the primary MotoGP crew to current itself; plus, I imagine our bikes are lovely – and I hope all of the others will like them, too.
“I wish to suppose Fausto is taking a look at us from above and that’s pleased with his household.
“There’s nearly no distinction between pure and work households, we’re one.
“I need to say that I noticed each Diggia and Enea in nice form and keen to begin: we’re aiming at being among the many protagonists and present up on the parc ferme typically.”
Because of its MotoGP undertaking for 2022, Gresini has scaled again its presence within the different courses by ending its Moto3 programme.
Gresini shall be one among 4 groups operating Ducati equipment in 2022 alongside the marque’s manufacturing unit squad, Pramac Racing and Valentino Rossi’s VR46 crew – which has taken over Avintia’s grid slots.
Ducati common supervisor Gigi Dall’Igna confirmed in the course of the crew launch that Gresini can have “full help” from Ducati Corse in 2022.