Suzuki formalizes its exit from the World Championship

Dorna's attempts to prevent Suzuki from abandoning the World Championship next year have been unsuccessful and the Japanese brand has issued a statement this morning in which it makes it very clear that it wants to leave MotoGP, thus making its intentions official.

Suzuki formalizes its exit from the World Championship

Dorna's attempts to prevent Suzuki from abandoning the World Championship next year have been unsuccessful and the Japanese brand has issued a statement this morning in which it makes it very clear that it wants to leave MotoGP, thus making its intentions official. The Hamamatsu builder records his conversations with the World Cup organizer to put an end to his participation at the end of this year. Suzuki will leave Álex Rins and Joan Mir without a team. The Japanese brand needs to reduce costs, so it chooses to sacrifice its project in MotoGP. Curiously, they arrive at Le Mans as the best team in the general classification of teams.

"Suzuki Motor Corporation is in talks with Dorna about the possibility of ending its participation in MotoGP at the end of 2022," it begins by explaining in its statement.

And he immediately justifies his decision: “Unfortunately, the current economic situation and the need to focus its efforts on the great changes in the automotive world that it has been facing in recent years are forcing Suzuki to shift costs and human resources to develop new technologies". The company continues: "We would like to express our deepest gratitude to our Suzuki Ecstar team, to all those who have supported Suzuki's motorcycle racing activities for many years, and to all Suzuki fans who have given us their enthusiastic support."

Now there is a period of uncertainty about the future of its two riders, who are having a good start to the season. Rins is fourth in the World Championship with 69 points and Mir, who was champion in 2020, is sixth with 56. Speculation has already begun and rumors place Mir at Repsol Honda next season. With Marc Márquez as the untouchable piece, the one who would be affected would be Pol Espargaró, who has not had a good start to the course and is running behind his boxing partner despite the fact that he has not been able to participate in two races due to the strong injury sustained in Mandalika.


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