For a few weeks there have been rumors of a farewell from Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio but there was still no official news.
We are now certain of this as the Japanese team announced this decision in a press release.
After 8 years at the helm of Team Suzuki Ecstar in the role of Team Manager, Davide Brivio and Suzuki have announced an end to their collaboration.
So the communiqué begins and continues by shortly telling the story between Suzuki and Brivio.
Then Davide’s words:
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.
Shinichi Sahara – Team Suzuki Ecstar Project Leader also had his say:
Sincerely, it was shocking news for us about Davide’s departure from Team Suzuki Ecstar. It feels like somebody took a part of me, because I always discussed with him how to develop the team and the bikes, and we’ve worked together for a long time. In 2020 we achieved fantastic results despite the unusual and difficult situation due to Covid-19.
In the end, the drivers Joan Mir and Alex Rins also expressed their thanks and wished Davide the best for the future.