Yamaha shuffle management team as Rossi exits

Updated: Nov 03, 2010, 23:58 PM IST

Yamaha World Superbike boss Massimo Meregalli will become the Yamaha MotoGP team director for next season, the team said in a statement on Wednesday.

Meregalli will take over after this weekend`s final race of the year in Valencia to prepare for the 2011 tests and will work with team manager Wilco Zeelenberg.

Davide Brivio, team manager of Valentino Rossi`s crew, is following the Ducati-bound rider out of Yamaha after Sunday.

Jorge Lorenzo, who had a separate garage from Rossi hence the previous need for two team managers, won the MotoGP title on a Yamaha this term.

Bureau Report