Repsol Honda has got a new team manager for itself. Taking up the responsibility is Alberto Puig. Previously it was Livio Suppo who was handling the team. Now, it’s the turn of the Spaniard.
Alberto Puig has been a racer himself. His career includes a 500GP win. In the past, he has worked as HRC Advisor and has also been the director of the Asia Talent Cup and British Talent Cup.
Speaking about his new position, Alberto Puig said, “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.”
He further added, “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.”
Alberto Puig will take charge of his new position at the Sepang test which is scheduled later this month. He will oversee Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa and also will try to secure Honda’s titles of riders, teams and constructors. Puig will report directly to HRC Director-General Manager of Race Operations Tetsuhiro Kuwata.
Commenting on Puig’s welcome, Kuwata said, “We are happy for Alberto to assume a new role as Team Manager for the Repsol Honda Team. Alberto has already been a part of the HRC family for many years, first as a rider and then as an Advisor, ultimately managing the Asia Talent Cup, where he helped promising young riders to develop into the sport.”
He continued, “We believe his skills and great expertise at the highest levels of international motorcycle racing, together with his long and successful relationship with HRC, will give a precious contribution to the Company and the Team, which is aiming to once again fight at the top of the MotoGP Championship. We give Alberto a warm ‘welcome aboard’ and wish him good luck in his work!”