Suter is reported to 'have built' the chassis for Ducati's latest MotoGP racer.
According to Speedweek.com
, the Swiss company had first been contacted to assist the Italian factory by former Ducati Corse general manager Bernhard Gobmeier, in 2013.
That collaboration went cold when Gobmeier was replaced by Gigi Dall'Igna the following year, but the Italian is now said to have re-established the chassis relationship for 2016.
"I can not talk about it," Dall'Igna told Speedweek
While Ducati built its first aluminium MotoGP frame for 2012, having previously used steel and carbon fibre, Suter Racing Technology (founded by ex-racer Eskil Suter) has used the technology for a variety of grand prix projects since the late 1990s.
Those include the Muz-Weber that took two poles with Jurgen van den Goorbergh in 1999, the Foggy Petronas WSBK machine from 2002-2005, the factory Kawasaki MotoGP machine from 2004-2006, the 2007 Ilmor and the 2012 Suter-BMW CRT machine.
But Suter's biggest success has been in the single-engine Moto2 class, where it's chassis skills were proven with three consecutive constructors' titles and one riders' crown, before losing its market share to Kalex.
When asked to comment on the Ducati report, Suter Racing Technology told Crash.net
“We fulfil many engineering projects for different clients in the automotive and motorcycle sector. Please understand that we can't comment on any rumour or any brand names from our client list.”