Davide Brivio Makes MotoGP Return After Quitting F1

Former Alpine F1 and Suzuki MotoGP boss Davide Brivio has been announced as the Team Principal of the new Trackhouse Racing Team

Davide Brivio, Trackhouse

The former Suzuki MotoGP team manager, Davide Brivio, returns from his F1 foray back to motorcycle racing in 2024, taking up the Team Principal role at Trackhouse Racing.

Brivio spent three seasons in F1 with Alpine, where he transitioned into a role in which he oversaw the running of the French outfit’s junior driver programme, which meant working with Jack Doohan, son of five-times 500cc World Champion Mick Doohan.

Brivio’s return to MotoGP is exciting in itself because of the success he achieved not only with Suzuki but also previously with Yamaha, where he was a part of four title-winning campaigns during Iwata’s first Valentino Rossi era. But that excitement is perhaps amplified by the team he is joining, with Trackhouse - and its American ownership - bringing a fresh take on promotion, marketing, and content production to MotoGP, as well as sufficient funding to mean Miguel Oliveira has been on a 2024 RS-GP since the beginning of this week’s MotoGP Sepang Test.

Davide Brivio, Trackhouse Racing Team Principal, said: “It all happened very quickly in the last days with Justin asking me to help Trackhouse in the MotoGP challenge. It’s so exciting to be a part of this new project since the beginning and I’m really looking forward to get to know Trackhouse more and see what we can bring in MotoGP from the successful vision and experience that this company has in other sports and environments. It could be a great combination of the two worlds. 

“Now, it’s just one more test to go, almost time to go racing and we will try to support as much as we can our two talented riders Miguel and Raul and have fun. In the last few days everything has happened very quickly and before I could not say where I was going but hey, it’s great news and we will start working quickly!”

‍Justin Marks, Trackhouse Racing owner, said: “It’s incredible to have someone of Davide’s calibre and experience leading the Trackhouse Racing MotoGP Team. All of us at the company are humbled by the commitment he has made. It became apparent the moment I met Davide that he would be someone that fits perfectly in the Trackhouse culture. I know he will lead us to great things on and off the racetrack.”

The MotoGP Sepang Test concluded today, and MotoGP bikes will next be on track in an official test in Qatar on 19-20 February. The first round of the 2024 MotoGP World Championship will be the Qatar Grand Prix on 8-10 March.

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