|With great sadness and deep sorrow, the GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team said farewell to Mirko Giansanti, who passed away today after a serious illness.|
Mirko faced this final challenge with courage and dignity, the same attributes that so marked his career, first as a rider and later as the founder and Sporting Director of the Giansanti Racing Team. Unfortunately, this proved to be his final race. Mirko’s enormous love and passion for motorsport have characterized the team from the day it was founded in 2016 until today and will continue to do so forever.
Mirko’s humanity, strength of spirit and determination have always been a source of inspiration for the team and for all the people who had the privilege to make his acquaintance
Mirko spent his life on two wheels, initially racing in the 125cc class, before progressing to 250cc and then Supersport, enjoying many successes on the way. The next step came when, with his friend Filippo Conti, he founded the GRT Racing Team. Success came quickly, with the team winning the FIM Supersport World Championship in 2017, before stepping up to the premier production class, WorldSBK, in 2019.
The GRT Racing Team extends its deepest condolences to Mirko’s family and loved ones and asks for people to respect their privacy as they grieve his loss.
"Mirko, we will miss you terribly, but we know you will always be with us.
We promise you that we will work even harder to fulfill a common dream of taking your and our creature to the top of the world.
Above all, we will always keep your memory alive"