Davide Brivio will leave the Suzuki team after taking the 2020 MotoGP title.
Following the incredible win of the 2020 MotoGP title for Suzuki, team boss Davide Brivio has announced he will be leaving the Suzuki team to move to the Alpine Renault F1 team as their CEO in a huge move and will be taking on a management role as Fernando Alonso joins the team with the task of turning the team into winners as he did with Suzuki when they returned to the paddock in 2015.
Brivio suffered lots of success in MotoGP after helping to move Valentino Rossi from Honda to Yamaha, he would achieve World Championships with Rossi as part of the Yamaha team in his nearly 20-year stint for the Japanese factory, he is an incredibly well liked character and will be sorely missed within MotoGP. It will be a tough task for Suzuki to find anyone who can match Brivio’s success, hard work and dedication to what he does.
Davide Brivio: “A new professional challenge and opportunity suddenly came to me and in the end I decided to take it. It has been a difficult decision. The hardest part will be to leave this fabulous group of people, whom I started this project with when Suzuki rejoined the Championship. And it’s hard to say goodbye also to all the people who have arrived over the years to create this great Team. I feel sad from this point of view, but at the same time I feel a lot of motivation for this new challenge – which was the key when I had to decide between renewing my contract with Suzuki or starting a completely new experience.
Achieving a MotoGP title is something that will remain in the Suzuki history books and it will always have a special place in my life memories. I would like to deeply thank all the Suzuki management for their trust and confidence in me, which they had since the beginning. I would like to thank every single member of our MotoGP group in Japan and at the track, all the Suzuki network, and of course all the riders who rode for the Team in this period, especially Joan and Alex who did a great 2020 season. Joan becoming World Champion was a dream come true for me and for all the people who worked hard and accompanied me on this magnificent journey. I wish the best to Team Suzuki MotoGP, I hope that the results in the future will be better and better and I will always be a Suzuki fan. Thanks very much Suzuki!”
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