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MotoGP, Davide Brivio is on the market: why Honda is not his only option

Having left Alpine and Formula 1, Davide is testing the waters for a return to MotoGP. Yamaha needs him and it is not the only one

MotoGP: Davide Brivio is on the market: why Honda is not his only option

Davide Brivio has terminated early his relationship with the Alpine team, where he had arrived three years ago with the role of Racing Director and then moved on to take care of the Academy. A job that was logically difficult for the manager from Brianza, used to personally managing MotoGP teams (and winning), so both parties decided to separate by mutual consent and each take their own path. Davide's path seems to lead back to MotoGP, but at the moment it is not clear which one he will take and above all where he will arrive.

Brivio decided to leave Formula 1 to get back into the game and on the market: now that he is free, who will take advantage of it? A profile like his is certainly appealing to many parties and there is no need to read his CV to remember what he did first in Yamaha and then in Suzuki (in this case creating the team from scratch).

The first thought that comes to mind is Honda, a company that - without Marc Marquez - is carrying out a revolution that is not just technical. It goes without saying that among its ranks is Ken Kawauchi, the Japanese engineer who was alongside Brivio at Suzuki. Reforming the pairing would be a great coup, but it is not something to be taken for granted, also because the position of Alberto Puig has never been put in doubt and logically the Spaniard would have to step aside if the Italian arrives.

After all, Davide has contacts throughout the paddock and knows his way around. Yamaha has been a family for him for a long time and even in that case a door could open. He has already worked with Lin Jarvis, but he could also take his place if the Englishman decides to retire. In both cases, Iwata would need a manager like Brivio, also due to his relationship with VR46 (he was Valentino's guest in the garage at the Gulf 12 Hours race). Yamaha, in fact, must find a satellite team for 2025 and that of the Doctor - whose contract with Ducati is expiring - would be the best choice. In short, Davide would have something to do there too.

From this point of view, his profile would also be useful to KTM (Brivio knows Pit Beirer well) which wants to expand with a third team as soon as possible after having already tried for 2024. And why not Aprilia which with Trackhouse is putting a team together which is strongly linked to the parent company and for which there would be a need for a person well integrated in the world championship?

We already know what you are thinking: you have said all the possibilities, it is clear that one will be the right one. True, but at the moment Brivio's future is not crystal clear. The only certain thing is that Davide wants to return to MotoGP and that he is sure that his experience in Formula 1 can bring a new approach to two wheels. By leaving Alpine he has gambled on himself, but he also understood that there is room for him in MotoGP. At this moment he prefers not to speak, hoping to have something to say soon.

His phone is on 24/7 and the Christmas period always holds surprises. The most striking would be that of a new manufacturer (with BMW having been courted by Dorna since time immemorial) and then Brivio would become almost fundamental. But here perhaps we are also going well beyond the magical powers of Christmas.

 

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