MotoGP » Suzuki a 'maybe' for MotoGP 2014

“[Suzuki] are asking us to have some testing during the 2013 season and if everything goes well maybe we will see them in 2014” – Carmelo Ezpeleta

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Makrus - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 10:44 AM

It's funny how someone pulls the piss out of Rossi and dave instantly jumps on the stoner bashing. Haha stoner was only mentioned to answer a question then enter dave rant haha:)

Anthony - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 10:31 AM

MotoGP is too predictable with only 2 teams winning the races and if Rossi can't win a lot next year we'll be hearing the Spanish anthem over and over and over again. In fact only 2 podium spots out of the 54 last year in the premier class were not taken by factory Hondas or Yamahas and even then it took them to have trouble for Rossi to pick up the pieces.

Back in the 1990's F1 was all about computers and not so much about the driver. Damon Hill could match Alain Prost. Then they took away the fancy gizmos and it became all about drivers once again. MotoGP needs to do the same thing, get rid of traction control, seamless gearboxes and that GPS setup changing whatever that is. Put riders back in command.

The calendar needs a rejig as well, only one 2013 race is in the southern hemisphere (Phillip Island). There are 4 Spanish races, 3 US races. Cut them down to 2 Spanish and 2 US and bring back Argentina and South Africa. MotoGP hasn't spread its wings like F1 has and keeps racing on


December 11, 2012 10:19 AM

In the current (and foreseeable) global climate I can't see more Mfrs making the series 'more comepetitive'. Its just too expensive, and Honda & Yamaha have got too much data and resources and very well sorted set-ups and packages. Limited budgets and testing mean they get to keep an edge others can't match IMO.
I also don't think that the comparison with F1 is wrong either - F1 was a boring procession but F1 management has control of F1 (i.e. NOT the mfrs), so they were able to introduce successful measures to get better racing, while MotoGP cannot (due to the Mfrs power in the series).
MotoGP would be better off with NO Factory teams rather than just 2 that are miles ahead of anyone else - Suzuki (any other Mfr fool enough to join) will simply beef up the midfield IMO.

Liam48 - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 9:46 AM

Sete Gibernau took victory at Valencia in 2001 which was after 2000 & before Vermuelan's win in 2007. People seem to forget about that race even though it was brilliant.

I think in Rossi's case he showed that computers are more of an influence in the outcome of a race than rider input nowadays.

Dave - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 9:43 AM

12 agree. 12 disagree.
As Rossi proved, even with computers, its still about the rider. He took a race winning machine to the depths of failure for two seasons.

Hurry up Suzuki! We need more bikes out there to keep talent flowing into the series
Posted by Dorkins - Unregistered (1 hour 48 minutes ago)

...stoner also proved this by jumping on a honda and looking invincible (while competitors were injured) and then the very next year looking all at sea. A repeat of his feat at ducati...a one hit wonder that was lucky enough to get a second factory ride.

As KR senior said in an interview about GP back in 08, the jury is out on stoner while time will tell if he was in the right place at the right time. Wise words in deed and confirmed by time.

thegreatnumberseven - Unregistered

December 11, 2012 9:40 AM

Younger fans will not remember the Suzuki glory days. They were a top contender and can be again. We need Kawasaki back too. The cost of running a team has gone through the roof and into another galaxy.

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