Jeremy Bruges
Nov 8

MotoGP: Rossi Decision To Split – Burgess Was “Blindsided”

MotoGP: Rossi Decision To Split With Burgess Was A Surprise

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Italian rider Valentino Rossi waits in the pits during the second Moto GP free practice of the Valencia GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

The ruthless decision by Valentino Rossi to cut adrift his legendary Australian crew chief Jeremy Burgess continues to dominate the paddock in Valencia in the build-up to Sunday’s title deciding race.

Rossi and Burgess attended a hastily convened press conference in the Yamaha hospitality on Friday to further explain the spilt after winning seven world titles and 80 races together.

Nov 7

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi Opts For New Crew Chief In 2014

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi Opts For New Crew Chief In 2014

Valentino Rossi of Italy and Yamaha Factory Racing. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi’s decision to spilt with long-serving crew chief Jeremy Bruges ends perhaps the most successful collaboration in the history of MotoGP.

Rossi won his seven premier-class world titles and 80 MotoGP races with Burgess, a former racer from Australia, masterminding the garage operation at three factory teams – Honda, Yamaha and Ducati.