The Marc VDS team has confirmed that Sunday's Valencia Moto2 season finale, in which Mika Kallio
finished second, was its last race with a Suter chassis.
The team, which also helped develop the Suter-BMW MotoGP
bike, will switch to Kalex machinery for the 2012 season. Kalex won this year's Moto2 title with Stefan Bradl.
Marc VDS, which has used the Suter chassis since the start of Moto2 in 2010, will debut the Kalex chassis in Monday's post race Valencia test.
Scott Redding took two podiums last year, but Kallio's second place was the team's only rostrum of 2011.
"Second feels almost as good as a win," said the former MotoGP
rider. "It has been a difficult season and much harder than we expected, so to finish with a podium is an unbelievable feeling. We never gave up or stopped working and we have improved a lot in the last five races. So to finally get on the podium is a reward for all our efforts."
Redding finished 15th and Kallio 16th in this year's championship.