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The competition is “hotting up” says Davide Brivio

The competition is “hotting up” says Davide Brivio

Valentino Rossi’s Team Manager expects the fight for the MotoGP title to become a four, even five-way battle as the season unfolds. You can watch an interview with the Italian in the attached motogp.com video.

After two rounds of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship the top two spots in the standings are occupied by Fiat Yamaha team-mates and rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.

The Italian’s Team Manager, Davide Brivio, has told motogp.com that he expects the situation to change very soon however, with more riders coming into the equation as the early part of the season progresses.

“Looking at the standings at the moment in terms of the points it’s Valentino and Jorge fighting, but I’m sure also that soon Stoner will come, as will Pedrosa,” said Brivio. “I think it will be as usual, at least the four riders fighting, and some rookies or some other riders will be in there. So it’s going to be hot!”

Brivio also discussed the extreme care that the team are taking over engine management, with the new rules restricting each rider to six per season. The recent Test at Jerez provided a chance to make some small modifications to Rossi’s M1.

“We tested some new things like an engine with a small difference, which is better for the acceleration. But we don’t know when it will be introduced in the race because we have to be careful on engine management with the new regulations,” said Brivio.

You can view the interview in full, with comments from Rossi, in the attached motogp.com video.

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MotoGP, 2010, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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