Brivio confirms Suzuki hope for Valencia wildcard

Brivio confirms Suzuki hope for Valencia wildcard
Thursday, 10 July 2014

Suzuki MotoGP manager Davide Brivio has told motogp.com that the Japanese manufacturer intend to participate in the last race of the 2014 season with a MotoGP™ wildcard entry at Valencia.

The Italian is visiting the MotoGP paddock this weekend at Sachsenring for the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland as he directs Suzuki towards a planned full-time return to the premier class in 2015 and he provided an update on their project for the coming months.

Brivio has acknowledged that the Suzuki rider line-up for 2015 is still not decided but revealed that the factory plan to field test rider Randy de Puniet as a wildcard rider at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana.

He stated, “We’ll have some more testing in the second half of the season, we will go to Mugello, to Aragon and then to Valencia and there is now an idea to participate in the last race as a wild card. We are discussing it internally, we’re getting ready for it, but we’re waiting for final confirmation from our management to be there or not.”

“We will have to test there after the race anyway with our 2015 riders, though we don’t yet know who they are. So it will make sense to race there during the weekend and it will be a gift for Randy de Puniet who is doing a good job for us during these two years. We can allow him to participate in the race and then it will be preparation for the after race test. But as I say we are waiting for the final confirmation.”

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