MotoGP » Suzuki makes MotoGP exit official

Suzuki announces 'temporary suspension of MotoGP racing' with 'an eye to returning in 2014'.

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November 18, 2011 9:52 AM

What a shame. They may not have had the outright pace for the last few years but they genuinely looked like they were clawing their way back to the front this year.
At least everything else can fall into place now. Expecting to hear Hopkins to Crescent WSB and Tommy Hill to unfortunately stay in BSB very soon now.


November 18, 2011 10:06 AM

I thought they confirmed Hopkins with Cresent Suzuki in WSBK. It's a shame that Hopkins stayed loyal with Suzuki all these years, only to be denied a seat on their MotoGP team. He had a few other MotoGP offers, but wanted to stay true to the dayum Suzi's! I agree with the first post........SAD!!

Nobusa4menow a zzr14 - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 10:11 AM

Wonderful (Sic) Suzuki top management behavior, look at what happened in Superbikes last year and they way they have 'handled' the withdrawal from m'gp.

Thanks for that, leave everyone hanging on and bu**ering their chances of getting a good job elsewhere. Well done Suzuki more than a decent bike later half of this year good team, good engineers all thrown away. Thinking about it IMO very shi*t management over the years as well.

So from MPOV don't bother coming back, release your in-house engineers to get jobs at better run companies with more vision and nouse. The treatment Suzuki have dished out to teams and individuals is appalling IMV. The Japanese are supposedly a people that value 'face' well Suzuki it looks as if your 'face' is in the gutter, it certainly is from my POV.

As I said don't bother about coming back in '14, from recent experience it won't be worth anything anyway just a terrible waste of time. They could have the best bike and still not do anything with t

Unregistered - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 10:15 AM

This is bulls**t. I'm 100% behind Suzuki, no mater what, and now they are leaving, disasterous. I have a felling that Suzuki aint the last to check out....
Heck why dont they just name it Honda Grand Prix.

over the moon - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 10:26 AM

Sad day for the sport..I hope they can buy out VW and get back to their roots soon.

They did themselves no favours dallying for so long, with little regard for some loyal employees.

GPFan - Unregistered

November 18, 2011 10:40 AM

Stay for what? They don't have a bike/rider to compete for the front, dumping more money wouldn't help either. Let now the numbers be made of CRT Teams at least there should be some good races outside the official bikes. I'm sure Colin,West, soon de Puniet and 6 or 7 more will make up for 1 blue Suzuki.

I just hope the Team players that stayed true get jobs with WSBK team as it's so late in year to find jobs.

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