Suzuki formalizes its departure from MotoGP

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Suzuki formalizes its departure from MotoGP

The Japanese manufacturer Suzuki formalized its departure from the championship on Wednesday July 13 at the end of the current season, after reaching an agreement with the promoter of MotoGP, Dorna. ” Suzuki Motor Corporation and Dorna have reached an agreement to end Suzuki’s participation in MotoGP at the end of the 2022 season “, announced the manufacturer in a press release.

The team had informed beginning of May of his decision to leave the discipline at the end of the seasoninvoking in particular the current economic situation ” and ” the need to focus on the big changes facing the world of motorized industry “. But Dorna Sports, the Spanish promoter, then reminded the Japanese manufacturer of the terms of its current contract until 2026.

Suzuki also announced in its statement the end of its participation in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the season. Historic stable of the Continental Circus, Suzuki had already left MotoGP at the end of 2011, before returning in 2015.

In 2020, it won the drivers’ world championship title thanks to the Spaniard Joan Mir, as well as the title of the best team. On the other hand, the constructors’ title has always eluded him in the modern era, with all seven crowns having taken place in the former premier 500cc class from 1976 to 1982.

As for Mir and his teammate – and compatriot – Alex Rins, they could bounce back at Honda, the first within the factory team of the Japanese brand, often deprived for two years of its leader Marc Marquez, victim of falls and repetitive operations, the second in the Honda-LCR satellite team.

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