Despite signing a new five-year contract with Dorna in November 2021, Suzuki has leaked a full 10 days of testing at Jerez on May 2.
Suzuki blamed the current economic situation for the planned withdrawal.
Suzuki Motor Corporation is in discussions with Dorna about the possibility of ending Suzuki’s participation in MotoGP by the end of 2022. It took just 10 days for the Hamamatsu factory to leak at the Jerez test on May 2, although a new five-year contract with Dorna was signed in November 2021, with drivers Alex Rins and Joan Mir in the current season. 4th and 6th in the Drivers Championship. So far, Suzuki has not agreed with contract partner Dona to terminate the contract. For services not provided, there will be substantial contractual penalties.
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— Suzuki Racing (@SuzukiOfficial) May 12, 2022
Suzuki blamed the current economic situation for the planned withdrawal. It was explained that one has to focus on the major changes in the mobile landscape in the coming years. According to the press release, Suzuki had to allocate the budget to other areas and devote existing manpower to the development of new technologies.
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Suzuki also regretted the unpopular decision in today’s press release. The Japanese company also expresses its regrets to the Suzuki Astar team and all the fans who have enthusiastically followed and supported factory motorcycle activities in recent years.
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