Rossi on Bridgestone tyres
Following the conclusion of the 2007 season, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd and Yamaha Motor Racing Srl are pleased to be able to confirm the final line-up of their 2008 Factory Team.
Seven-time World Champion Valentino Rossi and two-time 250cc
World Champion Jorge Lorenzo will contest the 2008 MotoGP World Championship as team-mates in the Fiat Yamaha Team.
Yamaha can also confirm its plan to run Valentino Rossi on Bridgestone tyres in 2008, while Jorge Lorenzo will be racing with Michelin tyres.
In order to facilitate the use of both Michelin tyres and Bridgestone tyres within the Yamaha Factory Team and to ensure confidentiality of data for each tyre company, Yamaha will organize separate rider pit boxes, but the Fiat Yamaha Team will continue to operate and race as one team.
As a consequence, the organization of the Team for 2008 will be as follows:
Lin Jarvis – Managing director Yamaha Motor Racing Srl
Masahiko Nakajima – Fiat Yamaha Team Director Valentino Rossi
Davide Brivio – Team Manager
Roberto Brivio – Coordinator
Jeremy Burgess – Crew chief
Matteo Flamigni – Data Engineer
Alex Briggs, Bernard Ansiau, Brent Stephens, Gary Coleman – Mechanics Jorge Lorenzo
Daniele Romagnoli – Team Manager
Emanuele Mazzini – Coordinator
Ramon Forcada – Crew chief
Carlo Luzzi – Data engineer
Javier Ullate, Walter Crippa, Valentino Negri, Juan Llansà Hernandez – Mechanics