Following the rumor that Davide Brivio could lead Suzuki’s return to MotoGP, the former Yamaha manager tweeted this morning:
Suzuki contacted me for MotoGP but I’m just talking and I’m not the only one. They have not yet decided yet about 2014 but only testing 2013.
Max Temporali is an Italian journalist/TV commentator who has a column on Sportmediaset.it and last night during TV show Griglia di Partenza (Telenova on Sky channel 830) he dropped a bombshell regarding Suzuki’s return to MotoGP in 2014, and specifically that the team will be run by Davide Brivio.
Suzuki has been planning a return to MotoGP after temporarily pulling out at the end of 2011 due to economic difficulties, however their return will only be allowed if they collaborate with an existing team that is already in the championship according to Dorna’s CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta who told MCN.com, “For 2014 we will not accept new entries, so if Suzuki wants to enter the championship they must use one of the existing teams or one of their entries. So they need to go to somebody and buy that team. It could be anybody but for example if it is Gresini then somebody else can use his bike.”
How Davide Brivio, the former Yamaha team manager who currently works for Valentino Rossi’s VR/46 company is involved in Suzuki’s return isn’t exactly clear, but according to rumor the Italian manager has already picked out a location to set up a racing department where to run the team from.
We wonder what Paul Denning - Suzuki’s former MotoGP team manager would have to say about this Italian rumor? And we bet that someone will start mischievously speculating that Brivio is setting up the team for Valentino Rossi’s arrival in 2015 after his two year contract with Yamaha is up.
Source | moto.it