Padovani Becomes First Female Team Principal To Win MotoGP Race

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Final weekend noticed MotoGP’s first race of the season, the Qatar Grand Prix, on the Losail Worldwide Circuit — and it was a large day of firsts for first-time winner Enea Bastianini of the Gresini Racing Group. Maybe simply as gorgeous, although, is that the group turned the primary within the historical past of MotoGP racing to take victory with a girl — on this case, Nadia Padovani — as group proprietor and group principal.

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Padovani is the late spouse of former group principal Fausto Gresini, who died of COVID-19 issues early in 2021. She took management of the group and continued Gresini’s bold plans to separate itself from Aprilla and reassert itself as a stable standalone group. Bastianini’s win proves that the efforts had been worthwhile, particularly contemplating the truth that Gresini Racing has failed to attain a win since 2006.

“I wish to assume that Fausto’s two households — ours and the racing one —have joined their efforts to deliver ahead all the pieces he was planning,” Padovani stated when she took over the group, ,To have an unbiased group within the premier class is definitely one thing very demanding, with a group to be constructed from scratch, however I do know everybody within the firm is giving their 110 p.c to make his dream come true. Personally, I see it as an actual mission, a problem we’ll face — additionally and above all — because of the power of Fausto, who’s following us from above. We’re at the moment talking with a number of producers and in a matter of few weeks we’ll reveal the small print of our MotoGP challenge.”

Little is thought about Padovani himself, however we are able to anticipate that to alter, because it seems to be as if Gresini Racing is able to turn into a key participant within the battle for MotoGP wins.

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