MotoGP » Five or nine engines for Suzuki in MotoGP?


Will Suzuki be considered to be in its "first season" of MotoGP, should it return in 2014? Yamaha engines cannot be claimed?

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Bubba - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 1:28 PM

I've read that they have an agreement with Aspar to use Randy de Puniet at the Barcelona test so I expect him to be the European rider.

I'm sure the 9 engine rule is designed with Suzuki and Kawasaki in mind to try and tempt them back to MotoGP so I would be surprised if they don't get 9 engines.

motogp - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 1:46 PM

One can only hope that more manufacturers will enter the fray. I understand that Honda and Yamaha have solely ruled the GP classes and that the other manufacturers will have their work cut out for them. I wonder how soon KTM, BMW, Kawasaki, and Aprilia are planning to join.

TrueFan

May 16, 2013 2:25 PM

Even if they don't get 9 engines, the penalty for using as many as they like will be negligible. They have to start from pit lane when they use the 6th, 7th, 8th etc engine. Unless they're fighting for the championship lead, which I don't expect in their first year back, the impact is almost irrelevant.
But I hope they get 9, because MotoGP needs more competition at the front, or it might become MortoGP...

AvTech37 - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 3:21 PM

Sadly, many fewer people will be watching MotoGP next year in the UK as a direct result of Dornas greed and short term vision. Yes, I know that some people who are currently saying that they will not be watching, actually will be, but the net viewing population will, I'm sure, drastically reduce. Therefore, the final grid make-up will be of less importance to many. Shame.




coffee - Unregistered

May 16, 2013 4:14 PM

considering Carmelos fondness for Suzuki it will proably be 5 and his best wishies will come true...
they wont finish the season.

Suzuki still have yet to sort out a grid placement considering the 24 team rule, as well Suzuki has yet to announce if they are gona be a full prototype or CRT as they are still testing both variations, and if they are gona be a two rider or one rider team, tho its been suggested that they will be a one bike team, but then who are they gona buy out, or are they gona team up and suppy their new partner with a crt or prototype bike... Still lots of questions... but glad to hear they are still moving forward.

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