WSBK » Alstare updates on Suzuki situation

Suzuki is prepared to maintain a presence in the World Superbike Championship next season, but its factory involvement will be kept fairly minor.

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trr - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 10:38 AM

I think Batta should leave Suzuki and move on to other manufacturer. His team is too good for wasting time with Suzukis. If they dont want to race and show the world how good the new GSX-R1000 would be, then be it. They seem to forget that the best Gixxer1000, the K5, won WSBK that year with Troy Corser and was a massive sales hit right away. I dont see how they want to sell the new 1000 with lagging behind (or absolutely no presence) in WSBK. At least they would do MotoGP properly, but they are wasting money and careers there as well. :(

DW - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 10:54 AM

Suzuki is scaling back all it's bike spending & throwing it into their car division.

Even with bikes & spares from Suzuki, Batta will still need to find about $1.5m to run in 2012.
I can't see that happening in this economic climate.

wsbk_is_the_real - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 10:57 AM

suzuki is losing everywhr. Graph is going down in WSBK and Motogp. Next yr it wil go further down or no graph at all. WSBK no presence will defnitely have bad effects on gixxer sales. Even their cars are failing. Only in India they were selling good but now also Hyundai etc are troubling Suzuki alot.

DW - Unregistered

September 25, 2011 7:59 PM

@ Tarzaan

IF Batta sticks with Suzuki he needs to find a chunk of change to run them for a season, but he gets already developed bikes that the team has experience with, & that have proven to be fast - so he should be able to find a decent rider at a budget price.

IF the MV thing is even an option, he needs even more money to develop a new bike, adapt team to new machinery, rebranding, a rider that is prepared to run at the back for at least 3 years, & a sponsor that is prepared to be there for the same time before being competitive.
& MV have less budget than Suzuki to go racing with.
Highly unlikely scenario.

Jules W.

September 25, 2011 9:38 PM

Francis, just ditch Suzuki as they are clueless.
Suzuki could have won much more if they would have just given more support to the fantastic Alstare team.
Run Yamaha R1s next season with factory support!

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