Rossi set to split with crew chief Galbusera

Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi has confirmed he will part ways with his crew chief Silvano Galbusera at the conclusion of the 2019 MotoGP season.

Rossi set to split with crew chief Galbusera

Galbusera has worked alongside Rossi since the 2014 campaign, after the Italian rider parted ways with long-time chief mechanic Jerry Burgess.

But Rossi will have a third different crew chief for 2020 as he bids to return to competitiveness and end a winless streak dating back to the 2017 Dutch TT.

Speaking in the build-up to the Thai Grand Prix, Rossi confirmed the decision to split was taken mutually with Galbusera, who was keen on a reduced role and is set to move across to the Yamaha test team.

Read Also:

Davide Munoz, who currently works alongside Rossi protégé Nicolo Bulega in Moto2 at the VR46 team, will replace Galbusera at Rossi's side in 2020.

Munoz guided Pramac Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia to last year’s intermediate-class title.

The 41-year-old Spaniard has previously worked with the likes of Pablo Nieto – now the boss of the VR46 operation – and Rossi’s current teammate Maverick Vinales.

Rossi has been off the podium since April’s Austin race and heads into the final five races of the current campaign sixth in the standings, 10 points behind Vinales.

shares
comments
KTM's Espargaro declared fit for Thailand GP

Previous article

KTM's Espargaro declared fit for Thailand GP

Next article

Rossi: Marquez's 2019 season "close to perfect"

Rossi: Marquez's 2019 season "close to perfect"
Load comments
How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike Prime

How Ducati has developed MotoGP's most versatile bike

His third place at Misano made Enea Bastianini the fifth different Ducati-mounted rider to score a podium in 2021. Amid a season that has seen one rider amass the bulk of Yamaha and Honda's success, the Ducati's versatility makes for a potent weapon, but the contribution of a former leading light shouldn't be forgotten

MotoGP
Sep 23, 2021
The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career Prime

The next steps in the rebuilding of a stalled MotoGP career

Maverick Vinales’ early debut with Aprilia has been one of the most interesting plots of the recent MotoGP rounds. The results may not look standout on paper, but a closer inspection reveals just how much progress Vinales has truly made in understanding a bike that has taken him well out of his “comfort zone”.

MotoGP
Sep 22, 2021
Why Misano was a pivotal race for MotoGP's present and future Prime

Why Misano was a pivotal race for MotoGP's present and future

On a day each of the podium trio could claim to be the star of the show, the San Marino GP will be remembered as a pivotal race in both MotoGP's present and future. While Fabio Quartararo demonstrated his world title credentials just behind Francesco Bagnaia's flawless victory charge, a new threat emerged from the shadows

MotoGP
Sep 20, 2021
How Ducati's Aragon MotoGP win harks to its past and its future Prime

How Ducati's Aragon MotoGP win harks to its past and its future

Duelling against Marc Marquez at the Aragon Grand Prix, Francesco Bagnaia came out on top to secure a long overdue MotoGP victory. As Marquez likened Bagnaia to a Ducati title contender of old, it appears the Italian rider could finally start to fight for wins on a more regular basis

MotoGP
Sep 13, 2021
Why Dovizioso is more of a temporary fix than a Yamaha gamble Prime

Why Dovizioso is more of a temporary fix than a Yamaha gamble

OPINION: The return of Andrea Dovizioso to the grid at Misano will be an interesting subplot to the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season. But the circumstances that have led to the former Ducati rider ending his sabbatical point to his signing being one more of convenience than a long-term commitment

MotoGP
Sep 8, 2021
Why the British GP was a triumph for MotoGP Prime

Why the British GP was a triumph for MotoGP

OPINION: The 2021 British Grand Prix was a historic day for MotoGP. At the centre of it was Aleix Espargaro on the Aprilia after securing its first podium in the modern MotoGP era. It was something of a full-circle moment that highlighted just how far MotoGP has come in the last decade

MotoGP
Aug 30, 2021
Why Silverstone should be regarded as MotoGP's rightful UK home Prime

Why Silverstone should be regarded as MotoGP's rightful UK home

OPINION: Many of the UK’s MotoGP fans would prefer Donington Park to host the British GP beyond the expiry of Silverstone's current deal. But the track's fast, flowing circuit provides the best racing and should be regarded as its best bet for the foreseeable future

MotoGP
Aug 26, 2021
How Marc Marquez is facing his toughest challenge in MotoGP Prime

How Marc Marquez is facing his toughest challenge in MotoGP

The 2020 MotoGP season was an enthralling affair, but few would argue with you if you thought the world championship was a poorer place without Marc Marquez. In an exclusive interview, he explains the challenges he's faced in his comeback from injury and what he makes of the current MotoGP landscape.

MotoGP
Aug 23, 2021