Suppo departs role as Honda Team Principal
13 November 2017 – Livio Suppo has opted to leave his position as Repsol Honda's Team Principal, following the conclusion of the 2017 campaign.
Suppo, following a decade-long spell at Ducati, joined Repsol Honda in 2010 as its Communications and Marketing Director, and was appointed Team Principal in 2013.
Marc Márquez has taken four MotoGP titles from the past five seasons under the guidance of Suppo, who cited a desire for "new challenges" outside of the motorcycle world as reason for his exit.
"It has been a real honour to work for HRC over the past eight years," said Suppo.
"It has been a great professional and human experience, and I will be always grateful to the company for asking me to be part of it.
"Anyway, after 22 seasons in the motorcycle racing world, I feel that it is time for me to look for new challenges.
"I leave HRC knowing that in 2018 they will be competitive, because Marc and Dani [Pedrosa] are very strong and the engineers will as always prepare a good package for them to fight for the championship again.
"I will never forget all the good days we had together, and one more time I would like to say thanks to everybody in the team and at HRC for sharing these exciting years with me."
Repsol Honda has yet to announce Suppo's successor.