In a press statement released this afternoon, Alberto Puig was the new Team Manager at Repsol Honda. The spanish former rider will fill the job left at the of 2017 by Livio Suppo.

Aged 51, Alberto Puig has a long standing relationship with Honda and his joy was obvious in his own words:

I’m very grateful to HRC for this opportunity they have given me with the Repsol Honda Team. I’ve been with Honda for the last 25 years of my professional career, first as a rider, then as a team manager in the smaller classes, and lately as a coach for many of the Asian riders Honda have around the world. To have the chance to be in this position in one of the most successful teams in the MotoGP championship is a very big honour for me, so I can only focus on giving my best back to Honda and on trying to help them to achieve their goals. I’m sure our riders will be ready when the time comes, and we as a team will also be ready to once again fight for the title, with humility but also with great determination.

Puig will start his new job at the first winter test which will take place between January 24-26 at Sepang, in Malaysia.

 

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