The Gresini Racing team will try to repeat the great results of the 2022 season. Team owner Nadia Gresini does not hide a hint of nostalgia.
The team Gresini Racing the MotoGP adventure with Ducati will continue for the second year. Holding the reins of the team is Nadia Padovani, widow of Fausto Gresini, a former driver and manager who died prematurely in February 2021 due to Covid. Since then his wife and children have carried on her dreams and plans, despite many difficulties, but managing to achieve important goals that have gone beyond all expectations.
In the first Ducati MotoGP season they achieved four victories and two podiums with Aeneas Bastianinia pole position at Mugello with Fabio Di Giannantonio: “It’s been a crazy season“, summarized the team owner. But she doesn’t want to stop there. He has a year of experience behind him that he will be able to make the most of, on and off the track. Because managing a team at the World Championship also means running a company, with its budget and about seventy employees. “Now I’m more aware of what happens both in the company and on the track – He admitted Nadia Padovani to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ -. I took the situation in hand at 360°“.
The teaching of Enea Bastianini
There was no time to choose after the dramatic disappearance of Fausto Gresini. The family has moved forward with its head held high, overcoming the obstacles that from time to time stood in the way of success. Since the first race in Qatar, an aura of magic has pervaded the Gresini Racing box, with Enea Bastianini immediately winning in the opening race. The rider from Romagna has put a lot of himself into bringing the team to the top.
It proved to be the real trump card, able to arouse emotions and satisfy the expectations of the sponsors. “He’s an incredible boy. He looks like a puppy, then when he gets on the bike he becomes a beast… he taught us that with determination you can get where you want“, continued the manager of the Gresini team. But in the 2023 season the ‘Beast’ will not race with the colors of the satellite team, having earned the promotion to Ducati factory.
For Nadia it is certainly a source of pride, but she will now have to rely on Fabio Di Giannantonio e Alex Marquez. “Few are born like Aeneas. Diggia did her year, it didn’t go quite as we expected, we hope that in 2023 she will be able to bring home what she has learned. She has to show us her talent“. Newcomer Alex Marquez has yet to settle in at his best, but in the Valencia test he showed he can adapt in a short time. “He has shown that he gets on well with us… After three years on a custom-built Honda for his brother, he has a great desire for redemption“.