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Brivio ready for new season

Brivio ready for new season

Valentino Rossi's Fiat Yamaha Team Manager spoke to motogp.com as the Italian rider tested a Ferrari F1 car at Montmeló.

Whilst Valentino Rossi was testing the Ferrari F2008 at Circuit de Catalunya last week his Team Manager at Fiat Yamaha, Davide Brivio, spoke to motogp.com as the factory team continues preparing for the MotoGP test at Sepang at the start of February.

"There are many things that everyone wants to discover, because these new engine regulations might change the competition a bit," Brivio started as he previewed the test in Malaysia, which takes place from February 3-5. "In 2009 Yamaha had a very good bike, the best package I think, and our competitors will try to recover so they'll be pushing lot on the technical side with their bikes."

"From a sporting point of view, there are four strong riders who are all trying to win, and there are some interesting rookies. There is plenty to be found out during the tests, and of course in the races."

The 2010 version of the M1 will be presented in Malaysia on February 4, and Brivio continued: "There aren't any big changes because the bike was working very well in 2009. Obviously we made some small evolutions."

"The big job is with regards to the engine; we have to look for better reliability because of the regulations about the use of six engines throughout the season. So it will be very important to maintain the reliability of the engine without losing performance. Looking at the chassis, we already tested it in Valencia at the end of last season, and it was working well, so now we just need some fine tuning. The first test will also be important for the riders to refresh and get used to the bikes."

Concluding, Brivio turned his attentions to the buzz surrounding Rossi's test on four wheels, and added a few words about the MotoGP World Champion's future.

"Valentino's future in the sport depends on him. In 2010 he will race with Yamaha in MotoGP, and that's what everybody's expecting. We as Yamaha are waiting for his decision on his future, and of course we will try to keep him in MotoGP for as long as possible, and with Yamaha. Let's hope he doesn't enjoy it too much with the car!"

Tags:
MotoGP, 2010, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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