Similarities Between Alberto Puig and Davide Brivio : Joan Mir

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“Joan Mir mentioned, ‘While they do have their differences, when it comes to their approach in handling relationships with riders, they are remarkably alike.'”

“Davide Brivio, credited with giving Joan Mir his MotoGP debut with Suzuki in 2019 and overseeing the Spaniard’s championship victory the following year, makes a MotoGP return this season as the team principal of Trackhouse Aprilia.

Brivio, who previously claimed MotoGP titles as the team manager for Valentino Rossi at Yamaha and played a pivotal role in establishing the GSX-RR project, departed Suzuki after Mir’s championship win for a new venture in F1.

Meanwhile, Mir transitioned to Repsol Honda last season following Suzuki’s exit from MotoGP, placing him under the guidance of another esteemed team manager in former racer Alberto Puig.”


When asked about the similarities between Alberto Puig and Davide Brivio, Mir elaborated, “One thing is that they always communicate with the rider, striving to maintain a close relationship. Perhaps Alberto even more so in that regard.”

“Brivio demonstrated exceptional leadership during his time at Suzuki, notably building a team from scratch, which is a remarkable feat.”

“They [Puig and Brivio] may have their differences, but when it comes to their approach with me, or how they handle the relationship with the rider, they are very much alike.”

As Mir enters his second season with Honda, he will be under the guidance of Marc Marquez’s former crew chief, Santi Hernandez. Meanwhile, Brivio will rely on Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez in his inaugural year at the helm of Trackhouse.

“Before Joan Mir, Davide Brivio’s adept human skills and talent-spotting abilities played a crucial role in Suzuki securing the talents of fellow star rookies— and future MotoGP race winners— Maverick Vinales and Alex Rins.

Aleix Espargaro, now a three-time race winner for Aprilia, was another notable signing by Brivio during his tenure at Suzuki. However, the attempt to lure Andrea Iannone from Ducati ended in disappointment.

With the majority of the MotoGP grid up for contract renewal in 2025, could Brivio potentially secure a major signing for the ambitious Trackhouse team? Perhaps a reunion with one of his former riders could be on the cards?”

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