MotoGP » Bautista gains a swing arm, loses an engine


"Unfortunately we lost our first engine of the year - there was definitely no hiding from that!" – Paul Denning.

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Jon

September 02, 2011 4:56 PM

My understanding is that Suzuki Japan are definitely out of MotoGP next year, but Paul Denning is hoping to demonstrate that even if they don't have a factory team, someone (him) should be able to lease the bikes if they can attract funding.

Not sure where I read this, and I certainly don't have inside knowledge, but does anyone out there know how likely this is?

123 - Unregistered

September 02, 2011 5:31 PM

really impressed with suzuki this year, they and bautista have made great progress this year despite having by far the smallest budget of the factory teams, and the bike is not short of speed as edwards confirmed at indy. really hope they stay around next year.

Henry Husaberg. - Unregistered

September 02, 2011 5:45 PM

Theirs no reason why Denning can't do something along the lines of what Hayate (Forward Racing) did with the Kawasaki. It's whether Suzuki are willing to provide/manufacture the bike/spares and do the R&D for upgrades.

The Suzuki team and Alvaro are giving a good/honest account of themselves despite (perhaps) not having the pace of development & budget as the other teams in the paddock. Hopefully the teams recent upturn can be built-on and Suzuki have a change of heart.

DW - Unregistered

September 02, 2011 6:38 PM

Before people get too excited about the Suzuki performance, just remember that this is a factory team that is allowed extra engines & extra fuel in races. Hardly an equal playing field.

& the only reason they arent right near the bottom of the time sheets, is thanks to Ducati designing & building a complete lemon this year.

in.slammy - Unregistered

September 02, 2011 6:46 PM

DW,

Everything in your post is incorrect.

They have the same engine count and fuel as everyone else.

Also, there appears to be a few hondas and yamahas behind alvaro.

Stick to football or f1. It's.easier to follow

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