Silvano Galbusera Is Valentino Rossi's New Crew Chief

Yamaha Racing Team made it official: Silvano Galbusera is the new Crew Chief for Valentino Rossi.
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In a rather shocking announcement made by Valentino Rossi last Thurdays, ahead of the last race of the 2013 seasons, the Doctor declared that he and his long-time Crew Chief Jeremy Burgess were no longer to be a team in 2014.

Burgess and Rossi have been together for 14 years, but at the press conference it was unveiled that the Yamaha rider was looking for a different approach and a new motivation for the new season.

Silvano Galbusera has extensive road racing and African Rally experience and has worked with Gilera, Cagiva, Yamaha (1995-2011), with his last two years spent in Marco Melandri's BMW WSBK team.

Other big names in motorcycle racing include Alessandro Gramigni, Paolo Casoli, John Kocinski and the more recent Troy Corser, Noriyuki Haga, Cal Crutchlow and Ben Spies.

Massimo Meregalli, Team Director for Yamaha tols "It’s nice to welcome Silvano back to the Yamaha family. Having worked with him personally for ten years I have the utmost respect for his skill and technical expertise.

For sure he will need some time to adjust to MotoGP but I have no doubt that he has the capability to successfully lead Valentino’s crew into and through the 2014 season. It has been a pleasure to work with Jeremy over this last season. On behalf of Yamaha I would like to say we are indebted to him for the huge number of successes and invaluable knowledge he has contributed to Yamaha."

The same source mentions Galbusera's words: "I’d like to thank Yamaha and Valentino for this great opportunity to work close to such a multi titled, high level champion. I’m happy to be back in the Yamaha family and to have an opportunity in such a successful team that is always at the top."
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