This news has not been officially confirmed by the Hamamatsu brand, but it should be taken as such, since it comes from reference media in the world of motorcycle racing and has not been denied by the Japanese manufacturer
Motorsport.com reported on Monday that Suzuki will withdraw from the MotoGP World Championship at the end of the current season.
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According to British media, this was announced by members of the Japanese team present at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit on Monday, where a day of testing took place the day after the Spanish Grand Prix, which was won by Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati). Team) was ahead of the current world champion and the leader of the World Cup-2022 Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha Factory).
The news came as a real shock to the entire team, which has been engaged in the premier category of speed for seven years with the most significant result – the title of the world champion of the Spaniard Joan Miro in 2020.
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After a season spent without a real team manager, which left a feeling of hesitation in the paddock, Livia Supa, a successful manager at Ducati as project manager and Honda as team manager, was hired with the aim of striving for new successes. And on the track, the technical progress noticed by the Japanese factory only confirmed these ambitions.
While Honda, Yamaha and especially Ducati have fielded multiple teams on the grid for several years now, Suzuki has never wanted to go beyond a two-machine commitment to Joan Mir and compatriot Alex Rins, and we can better understand why.
This announcement six months after the end of the championship will give the team members the opportunity to look for work elsewhere, and it remains to be seen how willing the constructor will be to listen to their involvement in an additional team. This is no longer obvious, because the number of motorcycles of the same year has increased significantly in recent years.
One thing is certain: Mir and Reigns are on the market, and negotiations will accelerate behind the scenes. For a while, Honda even offered Mir to team up with Marc Marquez in 2023 instead of Pol Espargar.
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