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'It will be a great championship when it starts,' says Suzuki MotoGP boss Brivio

Ecstar Suzuki MotoGP boss Davide Brivio believes the 2020 championship will be great when it eventually starts but says everyone must focus on doing their bit to eliminate coronavirus.

No-one is sure when the season will start as the pandemic is yet to hit its peak but Brivio is upbeat about the series when it eventually gets going.

“It will be a great championship when it starts! There are many riders capable of great performances and there will be many fighting for the victory," said the Italian.


"I know it’s hard to wait, but at the moment, let’s concentrate on this emergency. It’s imperative that we follow instructions and stay at home, like the Italians are strictly doing now. If we do this all around the world for few weeks, we will be able to start racing as soon as possible.”

Brivio has two riders in Alex Rins and Joan Mir who are ready to fight for podiums in 2020 but have to stay at home right now and wait for Dorna to confirm that Jerez will start the series in May.

They are not happy because they were really ready to start the season. But they are in good shape and they are training a lot and staying focused, trying to stay ready for whenever the first race will happen. Everybody understands the priorities and the safety precautions so they simply accept it like everyone else.

“They’re actually fine, they live in Andorra and they are organising their training in different ways and keeping busy while they are restricted.

“I have to say that we are in frequent contact with Dorna Management, we are consulting each other and suggesting options or solutions. Dorna and IRTA kept all the teams informed during the cancellations and postponements.

"We have a very good relationship. Everyone has been very much available and open to trying to fix the problems for everybody. It’s a very hard time and we understand the difficulties for Dorna, so as a team we are trying to give maximum support and solidarity. We are all working together to figure out how to deal with this situation.”

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