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Suzuki Out Of MotoGP In 2012

by David Emmett on Tue, 18:16

It has been expected and predicted for the past few months but it appears that the final is imminent. On Monday morning, web reported that will not be racing in MotoGP in According to GPWeek’s Michael Rizla Suzuki team were informed by email Friday that Suzuki not be racing in 2012, but that would continue on the 1000cc with the hope of returning to the in 2014.

Suzuki’s withdrawal a 41-year career in MotoGP, with privateer entries in 1971, which took the T500 two-… twin and put it a special chassis produced by — an eerie reminder of the CRT due to take the stage in MotoGP in — and running through championships for Barry Sheene, Lucchinelli, Franco Uncini, Schwantz and Kenny Roberts Suzuki’s fortunes started to with the switch to the four-… machines, the factory losing interest in the series over the couple of years. Suzuki cut to just a single machine for the season, ridden by Alvaro and now they will be pulling out

An explanation for the withdrawal is yet to be given, but the appear to be at the senior management Though support for racing is strong in both the marketing and — very small — racing department, key figures on the Suzuki board are to be against the factory going

Recent reports in the German Speedweek suggested that the to racing came from the to buy back the 19.9% stake Suzuki sold to Volkswagen in 2009. A dispute has flared up technology sharing between the two and Suzuki is trying to extract from the deal.

That require a large amount of to achieve — VW paid 1.7 euros for the stake in Suzuki two ago — and so cutting investment in is one area where savings be made. Suzuki’s support of the team in World Superbikes has been under pressure for time.

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Suzuki’s withdrawal from illustrates perfectly why Dorna and have elected to pursue the CRT When the series switched to engines in 2002, the manufacturers assembled in the MSMA — given control of the technical on the understanding that they provide a plentiful supply of to fill the grid with.

The cost of racing four-… made exponentially worse by capacities and limiting fuel to 21 liters, saw manufacturers pull Aprilia leaving after three years of four-… Kawasaki holding on until and only fielding a single in 2009 after pressure Dorna to fulfil their Suzuki’s withdrawal leaves three of the original manufacturers in the with Honda, Yamaha and fielding factory prototypes in Without CRT, there be just 12 bikes on the grid for the teams simply no longer to afford the exorbitant lease charged by the factories for their anywhere between 2.5 million and 4.5 euros a year.

Though GPWeek’s report that Suzuki could in 2014, by then the rules are to have moved on. Factory would neither confirm nor that the new contract had been between the MSMA and Dorna, the factories sole authority the technical rules, with CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta giving appearance of wanting to keep the rules under his own control, to private teams to compete at a reduced cost and still be of scoring points.

With a spec ECU and rev limits for 2013 onwards, Suzuki have to watch the technical closely as they develop new machine. But given Suzuki’s interest in all forms of international racing in recent years, it be a very long time we see another Suzuki on the grid in the class, unless entered as a CRT by a private team. Just as the one was back in 1971.

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