DIRECTOR OF RACING EXPANSION PROJECTS
Davide signed with Alpine F1 Team in January 2021 as Racing Director reporting to Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi.
Davide previously held senior roles in MotoGP, guiding Suzuki to the world championship title double with rider Joan Mir winning the riders’ championship and the team winning the manufacturers’ crown in 2020.
The Italian grew up near Monza, Italy, and developed a passion for motorsport beginning by racing motocross at his local track. By 1990, Davide started a career in motorsport as a press officer in World Superbikes and in 1992, he became team manager of the Belgarda Yamaha Racing Division in the series. He moved to the factory Yamaha team in 1993, becoming team manager in 1995.
Davide stepped up to the Yamaha MotoGP team in 2002, a move that would bring an era of success for the team between 2004 and 2010 with four riders’ championship wins and four manufacturers’ championship titles. During that time, Davide was pivotal in signing MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi to the team— leading the Italian to four world championships. He continued to work with Valentino until 2013 as a consultant.
Ahead of Suzuki’s return to MotoGP in 2015, Davide became team manager tasked with bringing forward talented, young riders, alongside the team’s climb to be amongst the frontrunners in the sport.