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Suzuki may or may not come back. They may or may not be consistently successful. The key thing, is that upper management (not in the race dept, in the company) have a serious "Not invented here" complex. They're a very traditional, very Japanese company. They have to save face first and last. They can't copy anybody else or hire riders who claim credit off the company, or any other dumb thing that flies in the face of old school Japanese corporate culture.
I'd love to see them come back, with a straight 4 and whop everyone, but I have grave doubts that's ever going to happen.
They need to fund the race department appropriately, and consistently, and they need to get either a western manager, or a Japanese manager who thinks like a westerner, (pragmatic) in charge of the race dept, and then back off and let him do his job. While the very traditional and conservative board of directors decides to micro-manage the race dept, they will struggle.
This is not a Japanese problem. It's simp