MotoGP » Suzuki plans Barcelona MotoGP test return


"The plan is to take part in the Barcelona post-race test. I will be riding at the test and also one European rider" - Nobuatsu Aoki.

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shamarone

March 14, 2013 2:25 PM
Last Edited 647 days ago

re: "don't they want to boost the grid numbers?"

no, you're not accounting for recent events happening in the big picture. boosting grid number is less important now that carmelo's succesfully wrestled control of WSBK. the threat once posed by production racing is squarely in his hip pocket. though this is a correct decision regardless, he is free to act with impunity till such time someone smartens up and brings suit under european competition law.

shamarone

March 14, 2013 2:14 PM

re: "Dor(n)a that's a joke. This isn't just another team wanting to take part, it(s) another manufacturer!"

no, it's a manufacturer that treated dorna's product (motogp) like a joke.

tip: mind what you post and don't be so quick to parrot. based on what you say, others are able to figure you a laymen to grandprix. i would be one of those "others".

NIque - Unregistered

March 12, 2013 11:55 AM

A certain Mr Vermuelen stills lives about 10 miles from Cambridge in England as far as Im aware.

Also he's not got a racing contract for this season either.

He's an Aussie but if Suzuki were to say (officially or unoffically) 'We've got an Aussie' everyone would pretty much know who it was....apart from the few muppets that would insist it was Stoner :)

Just my 2p

MarkAC - Unregistered

March 10, 2013 1:47 PM

Dorma that's a joke. This isn't just another team wanting to take part, it another manufacturer! What are they supposed to do, buy a team and sack everyone to bring in the team that has been working on this bike for the last year plus! The more manufacturers the better, more bikes on the grid the better!

Oldyeller - Unregistered

March 05, 2013 4:52 PM

Jack said (among other things)
"Its the logical and correct way to run the championship. Bowing to the needs of the manufacturers got MotoGP in this mess and continuing down that path will only kill it completely."

But it is Dorna that seems to change the rules every couple of years (at the behest of Honda?) so no wonder it is unaffordable and has a shrinking grid. 990cc is good. Wait, 800cc is safer, that was boring. Let's make 1000cc now. Wait in the future (2 years) we want to go back to 500cc.

Consistency will keep the Mfg's in the game - not the game playing rules and indecisiveness.

neil mcrobert - Unregistered

March 04, 2013 4:55 PM

Dorna has indicated that Suzuki will need to source its grid places from an existing team. What load of rubbish, why when there are so few bikes on the grid ? I remember the good old days with full grids !!!

Old timer - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 9:45 PM

It's all a big F##King joke.
The 4 stoke era was surposed to cut costs, 2 strokes were an enviromental nightmare, etc etc.
Just the mere fact that an oil change alone on a 4 stoke engine, far out weighs the bit of unburnt oil going into the atmosphere from a 2 stroke. And the cost involved in making a race winning 4 stroke, as opossed to a 2 stroke, do me a favour.
No, for me the sport was on a downhill slide the day 500cc 2 strokes were abolished.
But that's progress for you?

Divyrzkumar - Unregistered

March 03, 2013 7:04 PM

Entertainment ended day by day in MotoGP becoz of all silly money making decision by Dorna..... Mr.ezepeta plzz resign from DORNA...than everything become OK...Keep Going Suzuki......we eagerly waiting for this

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