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Suter quits Moto2

“With immediate effect, Suter Racing ends its involvement in the Moto2 GP class”
Suter has scrapped plans for a rejuvenated Moto2 campaign and will instead quit the class completely.

After a sparse 2015 entry Suter - which won the Moto2 constructors' title in 2010, 2011 and 2012, plus the riders' championship with Marc Marquez in 2012 - had intended to make a 'strong comeback' with an updated MMX2 chassis (pictured).

However only three rookies - Efren Vazquez (Ioda), Federico Fuligni (AGP) and Remy Gardner (AGP) - were listed as using the Swiss design on last month's provisional 2016 entry list.

Suter has now declared it is to withdraw from the world championship, having failed to attract any 'winning riders' to showcase its machinery.

“With immediate effect, Suter Racing ends its involvement in the Moto2 GP class and will not apply for next year's MotoGP constructor's license,” read a statement from Suter.

“As no teams with winning riders are available to show the huge potential of our fully developed 2016 machine, Suter ends its commitment for now, having won 3 constructors titles and in 2012 also the riders championship with Marc Marquez.

“At the moment, our racing department is fully committed to engineering mandates for bigger motorcycle manufacturers in the Moto3 and MotoGP class. But of course we will develop and produce also in future our own brand of racing motorcycles. The planning for a new motorsport program is already well underway.”

Suter's exit leaves only Speed Up and Tech 3 as alternatives to the dominant Kalex chassis, which already filled 26 of the 34 places on next year's grid.


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Abefan

December 04, 2015 10:56 AM

Sorta kills the whole ethos of it being a class to encourage chassis development, doesn't it. It needs looking at by dorna, as its a bit of a one make series. What next, do they just rename it and supply everyone with a CB500? There is absolutely no benefit to any manufacturer by this class, with the exception, possibly, of Honda who get to use it to endurance test engine components.

mrfill

December 04, 2015 11:29 AM

Its a pity but then moto2 has always been a rider series and the more even the machines, the more effect the rider has. Using a standard, near prehistoric, engine rather precludes manufacturer interest but it is cheap and allows a good, underfunded rider to still be able to get results and get noticed.



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