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Suzuki MotoGP approach for Rossi via Facebook led to Brivio joining

Ex-Suzuki team manager Davide Brivio has revealed the Japanese marque reached out to him through Facebook to enquire if Valentino Rossi would be interested in joining for its MotoGP comeback. Brivio helmed Suzuki's MotoGP squad from 2013 to 2020, guiding it back to world championship status again last season with Joan Mir, before announcing his departure last week to become Alpine's racing director in Formula 1. For its comeback season in 2015 - having withdrawn from MotoGP at the end of 2011 due to financial problems - Suzuki fielded Aleix Espargaro and then-rookie Maverick Vinales. Brivio left his role as team manager of Yamaha in 2010 and followed Rossi to Ducati in 2011 handling his...
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