Rossi set to part ways with current MotoGP crew chief for 2020
|By Jamie Klein||Thursday, October 3rd 2019, 09:30 GMT|
Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi is set to part ways with his crew chief Silvano Galbusera at the conclusion of the 2019 MotoGP season.
Galbusera (pictured above) has worked alongside Rossi since the 2014 campaign, after the Italian rider parted ways with long-time chief mechanic Jerry Burgess - with whom he won all seven of his premier class titles with at Honda and Yamaha.
But now Rossi is set to 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.
Davide Munoz has emerged as the favourite for the job, with Spanish publication AS having identified him as Galbusera's likely replacement.
Munoz currently works alongside Rossi protege Nicolo Bulega in Moto2 at the VR46 team, and 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 Moto2 and Moto3 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.