Davide Brivio confirmed as new Alpine racing director

Davide Brivio celebrating on the podium
Davide Brivio enjoyed a double success in MotoGP in 2020 as Suzuki won the team title and Joan Mir was crowned champion

The Alpine Formula 1 team has announced former Suzuki MotoGP team boss Davide Brivio as its new racing director.

Alpine - formerly Renault - says Brivio's specific role will be announced in the coming weeks and he will report to chief executive Laurent Rossi.

The 52-year-old Italian replaces Cyril Abiteboul, who left last week.

The new season is due to start in March with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso joining the team.

Brivio joins the team with more than 20 years in the MotoGP Championship, which included a double success in 2020 as his Suzuki team took the title with Joan Mir crowned champion.

Renault celebrated three podium finishes last season on the way to finishing fifth in the constructors' championship.

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