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Davide Brivio (Suzuki MotoGP) - Q&A

But we don't have it in the bike yet. So you can imagine it will go on the bike maybe later this year. Then it takes time to develop and gain experience. That is why to have one more year will be very, very helpful and useful for us.

Then the fuel consumption will be reduced from 21 to 20 litres next year. This is also an area where we need to make some work, to adjust our fuel consumption.

Then there are the engine regulations. Now there are only five engines available for the season - even if there is some discussion that for the new entrants there can be more engines in their first year.

All together we think we need more time and one year for sure will be more useful for our preparation. That is why we decided to postpone.

But I think the very important - and in my opinion very positive - news is that Suzuki has decided to come back to MotoGP. That is committed. That is very important. Okay, it is one year later, but Suzuki will come back. This is the great news in my opinion.

And now we have to use this extra year as best we can.

Crash.net:
How many tests do you have planned for this year?

Davide Brivio:
Four tests. Here at Barcelona, Aragon [later this week], then we go to Misano in September and Mugello.

Crash.net:
Not Valencia?

Davide Brivio:
At the moment no. We were thinking of going to Valencia, in case we were racing in 2014. Now that we don't enter, it's probably - Valencia is at the end of the season, a busy test, very messy! So at the moment we are thinking to skip Valencia and make a proper plan for 2014.

Crash.net:
You expect the European test schedule to increase in 2014...

Davide Brivio:
Yeah I hope so. We will try to increase and put more effort. Now the decision has been taken to race in 2015 we will make our plan.

Crash.net:
Is there a chance of a wild-card race next year? Would you, as the team manager, like to have a wild-card to see where you are and learn?

Davide Brivio:
At the moment there is no plan for a wild-card entry, because as I say the decision [to race in 2015] has only just been taken. We are still thinking. In the coming weeks and months we will discuss the proper plan. But let's see if during our discussion we might find some benefit in doing a wild-card. We might consider it.

Crash.net:
And you would like to continue with Randy de Puniet as the test rider next year?

Davide Brivio:
This is not decided yet because the agreement with Randy was for 2013. We will see. Randy is doing a good job. We are very happy to work with him. He is very precise with his comments. He gives good feedback. The engineers are pleased and comfortable working with him.





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LLarry

June 17, 2013 4:07 PM

Well, there you have it. The delay for a year is due to the latest round of rule changes relating to ECU's, fuel restrictions etc. WELL DONE DORNA. NOT. Yet another example of how you constantly mess around with the rules to try and improve the 'show' and just screw things up instead. AAARRRGGGHHH!

SolidSnake77

June 17, 2013 4:38 PM

The real reason for 2015,is because they're awaiting rossi to complete his Yamaha contract at the end of 2014 and bring him in for 2015,that's is why Davide Brivio has been called first to slowly setting up the team..Correct me if i'm wrong..



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