MotoGP » Suzuki confirms single-bike MotoGP team


Suzuki officially confirms its plans to scale-back to a single MotoGP entry in 2011 with just Alvaro Bautista signed to ride the GSV-R

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Oli - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 5:40 PM

@ramjam 69

Interwetten have quit MotoGP, although they have said they will be back with the new regs in 2012. But with Repsol running 3 bikes instead there will be the same number of Honda's next year and Abraham's new Ducati will replace the outgoing Suzuki = 17 again.

@Dale

Thanks, that's more info than I had heard. Not at all surprised there will be no new parts. With the new regs coming in at the end of next year and the GSVR being such a dog, it is going in the skip at the end of next season whatever Suzuki do in 2012.

Oli

ford998

November 08, 2010 7:19 PM

Such a shame, but at the end of the day i think you need at least 3 bikes on the grid to gather information and develope the bike. Sad to say but Alvro will have no chance, inexperienced Moto gp rider developing a prototype on his own? Sounds like Suzuki just want out but Dorna won't have it for contractual reasons. Should of paid the money and got a top world class rider in the first place. I:E Rossi stoner lorenzo dovi dani or even spies who impressed on the bike previously. They may aswell just not turn up as it will just get worse through lack of development as all the other manufacturers press on with there machines and bring all the updates required through feedback from there minimum of 4 riders. Bad times

mk1tt16v - Unregistered

November 08, 2010 7:35 PM

suzuki are going for 2012 regs at the mo and will be withdrawing from superbikes all together as vw are building a bike for 2013 and they are trying to increase their stake in suzuki from 20% to a majority stake

YAM046 - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 1:57 AM

This is crazy, if Ducati can field six bikes from a small factory and from large factories such as Suzuki only one and Kawasaki none, what is going on?

RudeBoyBoyBoy - Unregistered

November 09, 2010 8:52 AM

My best wishes go to the team members made redundant. Remember, these guys are on contracts so no severance pay - even for Shenton who's been with the team as a pivotal player for 19 years. Also Suzuki/Denning left it so late in the season to tell these guys, that now they have little chance of finding new jobs within MotoGP as all the job juggling went on a few months back.

Suzuki will just fade into the distance as it is not out there to win anymore - Denning seems more interested in making money from his venture than giving the Team direction. Shame on you Suzuki and I really hope that Dorna fines you hard - you would sue them if the boot was on the other foot!

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