The following is from the LCR team…Fausto Gresini was made an honorary citizen of the town of San Clemente Tuesday 21 December at the Sant´Andrea sports centre in Casale. Mayor Christian D´Andrea was on hand to honour the double 125cc World Champion and Gresini Racing team manager, who has based his racing operations in San Clemente since forming the race team several years ago.
The current headquarters on Via Verdi is home to the entire history of Gresini Racing, from that first podium for Alex Barros to the mo st recent world title achieved in Moto2 with Toni Elias and the famous bike number 74 of the unforgettable Daijiro Kato, who won the 250cc World Championship in 2001.All of it is a symbol of the success founded in San Clemente, which as a town has in turn paid homage to Fausto Gresini.”It has been an emotional evening!” said Fausto Gresini. “It gives me great pleasure that the San Clemente town council have decided to make me an honorary citizen. The heart of Gresini Racing has always beaten here in San Clemente and this recognition makes me enormously proud.”