Davide Brivio Might Be Back In MotoGP In 2023 - Repsol Honda Rumors
In the last three seasons, Repsol Honda has not met expectations. Now, a possible manager switch is on the horizon.
Honda’s MotoGP project is undergoing a transformation. After two difficult seasons in 2020 and 2021, the company decided to revolutionize and completely rebuilt the RC213V.
With a new concept that puts more focus on the rear wheel, they wanted to get back on the road to success. So far, however, the new specification does not work out to plan.
In the last ten races Honda remained without a single podium finish. At the Sachsenring, not a single HRC rider made it into the points. That had not happened since 40 years and the strike of Nogaro.
Now, in addition to the rider squad, the management level of Honda’s MotoGP project could be transformed too.
According to La Repubblica, Honda is thinking about the signing of Davide Brivio. The Italian could take the role of team manager Alberto Puig.
Alberto Puig – Image provided by Motorsport Images
Puig currently forms a management trio at Honda with HRC director Tetsuhiro Kuwata and technical director Takeo Yokoyama.
After three years of worsening performance of both Honda MotoGP teams this would mean another step of escalation in the ongoing crisis of the Japanese manufacturer.
Brivio had left Suzuki after the 2020 season to join the Alpine F1 team as race director. But, despite decent results in 2021, he went down in the inner hierarchy of the team.
The Italian would be a great addition for Honda’s managament team as he was very successful in MotoGP not only with Suzuki but with Yamaha too.