MotoGP » Suzuki still silent on 2012 MotoGP plans


The final round of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship doesn't bring news of whether Suzuki has already competed in its final race...

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Bill Nuttall - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 9:38 PM

In Bautista and Hopkins Suzuki have two incredibly marketable stars for the European and US markets. For this alone they should be putting their resources into giving these two riders a bike each.

Moi

November 06, 2011 9:48 PM

My guess is Suzuki are waiting on how the current 800cc bikes compares against the 1000cc offerings from Honda, Yahama and Ducati on tues/weds. If they're close they might well continue, if they're whooped by a few seconds a lap then goodbye Suzuki

bjr - Unregistered

November 06, 2011 9:58 PM

Bautista has put that Suzuki up near the front a couple of times now so either the Suzuki isn't a bad bike or Bautista has more talent than Suzuki realises.

Hard to tell what goes through anyones mind but maybe Bautista thinks a Factory anything is better than a satellite Honda/Yamaha/Ducati?

I'd like to see him on a Factory Honda to see what he can do, I think he'd do well....

fastfisheye

November 07, 2011 1:28 AM

Bautista is already riding out his skin, hence the rash of crashes recently. I hope Suzuki's decision will come straight after this weeks tests otherwise they are going to lose AB and that would be a shame for them. I think Alvaro is being very loyal to Suzuki when he could probably get a better ride for 2012.

I hate to to say it but CRT is the only way to go seeing the disappointing lack of commitment from the manufacturers.

Mal X

November 07, 2011 2:40 AM
Last Edited 1047 days ago

If it too costly for Suzuki, then Ducati won't be able support Rossi salary and the huge development costs that they obviously need. Thus, within two years if Ducati can't regular podiums, then MotoGP may become a two horse race,
The CRT bikes are there to fill the grid, reduce the amount of people who watch WSBK and to try encourage more WSBK sponsorship across to MototGP. The problem for sponosor in CRT will they get enough TV Coverage for there dollars. Unless you are in the top 5 you will be luckliy to get 90 seces every two weeks.
What is needed is for Moto GP to go online with multi-coverage were you can selective the rider you want to follow and you will get to see more of them rather than everyone else.

shamarone

November 07, 2011 3:33 AM

re: "In Bautista and Hopkins Suzuki have two incredibly marketable stars for the European and US markets. For this alone they should be putting their resources into giving these two riders a bike each."

looks good on paper printed circa 2004. between the 1-2 punch of the economic downturn and the chronic devaluing of the product by the very individuals who consume it...? means all this is a non-starter here in 2012.

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