MotoGP Livio Suppo: “If Quartararo and his manager have monstrous numbers in mind, then his only choice is to stay with Yamaha”

During this vigil of arms of the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez which starts today with the free practice sessions, Livio Suppo, team manager of Suzuki, slipped a short sentence on the transfer market which made big noise. We know that negotiations for 2023 and beyond are ongoing, and we also know that Suzuki is part of one of the options considered by World Champion Fabio Quartararo who is wondering about his future under the Yamaha awning. . A question that has a price, and Livio Suppo has warned that he will not pay it…

Livio Suppo surprised in Jerez, sending a strong message to those who would be interested in a GSX-RR next year. He also, by this outing, signaled to his two current pilots that Joan Mir and Alex Rins that they could forget a salary negotiation on the sidelines of the renewal of their lease. Suzuki has always had the reputation of being close to his pennies. A philosophy that has apparently not changed with the arrival of Livio Suppo this year in the workforce.

The Italian team manager is first of all reassuring for his current duo who have started this 2022 financial year well: “ our priority is to keep the two current pilots, they are among the strongest. It’s hard to think about changing when you have two drivers like them in your team “. Then he shows that he has the upper hand, regardless of what happens next: ” but i’m not terrified if they decide not to stay. If we look around us, the level of the drivers is very good and we can continue to do well “.

Livio Suppo: if a pilot’s primary motivation is to make money, then better leave him alone

This faraway look leads us to find Fabio Quartararo who are said to be all the more interested in Hamamatsu’s project as it is available with an in-line four-cylinder engine as with the Yamaha. However, Livio Suppo does not wait for the French World Champion with a contract ready to sign. He thus clearly says on Tuttomotoriweb: “ if a pilot’s primary motivation is to make money, then it’s better to leave him alone. If Quartararo and his manager have monstrous numbers in mind, then his only choice is to stay with Yamaha. They better keep it “.

We do not know what motivated this development of a Livio Suppo which almost implies having been the recipient of an idea of ​​​​salary from the manager of the tricolor. Otherwise, why drop this little bomb? Also to warn Joan Mir and Alex Rins that they already make a good living by Suzuki standards? Anyway, for Livio Suppothe question of salary is closed.

Fabio Quartararo (Ansa Photo)

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