Suzuki Alstare, Brux part company

Suzuki has explained the reason why its bikes did not carry Brux logos during the World Superbike round at Imola, the team revealing it is heading to court for a ruling on non-fulfilment of obligations.

Dr. Brux was announced as a title sponsor ahead of the opening round at Phillip Island, but after neither Yukio Kagayama nor Karl Muggeridge carried any backing on race day in Italy, suspicions were raised about a possible contract termination.

A short statement from the team confirmed as much, saying:

“Team Suzuki Alstare is sad to announce that, for the first time in its history, a contract with a main sponsor - in this case Mauro Tucrhetti'e company Dr. BRUX - has had to be terminated early due to the non-fulfilment of sponsorship obligations.

“Unfortunately, as the parties could not come to an amicable arrangement, for the first time in the 25-year history of Team Alstare, the settlement of this dispute will be submitted to a court for ruling.”

Suzuki endured a difficult weekend at Imola, with Kagayama finishing just 15th in the first race following a late puncture, while Muggeridge was 13th and 14th.

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peter - Unregistered

September 30, 2009 4:52 PM

Really frustrating for Alstare, the german MAX crashed, Yukio doing as usual, and then the main sponsor who doesn't pay !!! Really scary and we would like to support the team as they deserve to be with us also next season ! Shame on you BRUX !!!! :rolleyes:

The Monkey - Unregistered

October 01, 2009 11:45 AM

I think that has had good reason Batta, Alstare has a history in motorcycling, Dr. Brux entered the world of big ... but where did you get?! Just to make the idea: I do as Dr Brux, I'm going to buy new Ferrari 599 GTB, then we'll pay! :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?

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