News 14 Nov 2017

Repsol Honda principal Suppo departs HRC following Valencia

Replacement yet to be revealed by Honda Racing Corporation.

Source: Supplied.

Fresh after Marc Marquez wrapped up his fourth MotoGP crown with Repsol Honda, team principal Livio Suppo has announced he’ll be departing the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) after being involved with the organisation for eight years.

Suppo joined HRC in 2010 as the communications and marketing director, from 2013 he assumed a dual-role as team principal of the Repsol Honda team and HRC communications and marketing director, giving a precious contribution in marketing, plus team and rider management.

“It has been a real honour to work for HRC over the past eight years,” said Suppo. “It has been a great professional and human experience, and I will be always grateful to the company for asking me to be part of it.

“Anyway, after 22 seasons in the motorcycle racing world, I feel that it is time for me to look for new challenges. I leave HRC knowing that in 2018 they will be competitive, because Marc and Dani are very strong and the engineers will as always prepare a good package for them to fight for the championship again.

“I will never forget all the good days we had together, and one more time I would like to say thanks to everybody in the team and at HRC for sharing these exciting years with me.”

Honda is yet to reveal who will replace Suppo’s role, however an announcement is expected to be made to be made in the following weeks.