Fabio Di Giannantonio will make his return to Gresini Racing next season after signing a two-year deal. The talented and young Italian rider will complete an all-Italian line-up for Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 together with Nicolò Bulega, who is also confirmed for 2021.
This is a welcome return to the #GresiniFamily for Di Giannantonio, who was born – sportingly speaking – within the outfit led by Fausto Gresini. He has already spent three consecutive seasons with the team in Moto3™ (2016-2018) which culminated in the runner-up spot in his final year – with two wins and twelve podiums under his belt.
Di Giannantonio has already shown he belongs in Moto2™ (three podium finishes in less than two seasons) and from next year he will start a new journey aboard the Triumph-powered Kalex machine. His racing number will obviously be 21.
FABIO DI GIANNANTONIO: "I’m super happy to be back in the team where all started. With Gresini, I scored my first points and got my first podiums and wins… Fausto and I got back together, and I think this is an amazing opportunity for both of us as I’m sure we can do great things together in Moto2 next year. I will be with a new team, which is extra motivation for me. We need to do well – if not even better – in Moto2 to then aim at MotoGP which has always been the best possible dream and reward for me. I would like first of all to thank Fausto for this opportunity, my manager Diego Tavano and everyone who’s been by my side all this time."
FAUSTO GRESINI – TEAM MANAGER: "I’m happy to complete my 2021 team with another Italian rider of incredible talent. Fabio is a rider I know well and one who has done great things with us already. This is a welcome return that will make an all-Italian line-up together with Bulega, something I was aiming at for a long time. Next year’s team is shaping up with the goal to return to the sharp end of the field in the series with two winning riders. Fabio has signed a two-year deal and I’m happy that he can continue to grow with us and with a wide-ranging project."