Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late
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Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late

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Suzuki is on the search for a new team manager after its decision not to replace Davide Brivio at the start of 2021 was backed up by its unsuccessful bid to help Joan Mir defend his 2020 MotoGP world title. But whoever Shinichi Sahara appoints next, it may have already come too late to convince Mir to stick with the project

Suzuki's delay in hiring a new team manager for its MotoGP project following the departure of Davide Brivio for Formula 1 has had a series of consequences, all of them negative. The team that has lost not only the competitiveness that led it to the title in 2020 with Joan Mir, but also its main strength: unity.

In recent days, the rumours of Brivio's possible exit from the Alpine F1 team he only joined this year have grown louder, fuelled by the statements made by its CEO Laurent Rossi a couple of weeks ago to Motorsport.com. The executive had a golden opportunity to defuse these rumours, but failed to do so.

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