Suzuki Motor Corporation is in discussions with Dorna regarding the possibility of ending Suzuki’s participation in MotoGP at the end of 2022. The Hamamatsu factory took exactly ten days to what had already leaked out at the Jerez test on May 2, although a new five-year contract with Dorna was signed in November 2021 and riders Alex Rins and Joan Mir are fourth and sixth in the current Drivers’ Championship. So far, Suzuki has not yet agreed on a contract termination with its contractual partner Dorna. A hefty contractual penalty will be due – for services not rendered.
Suzuki Motor Corporation is in discussions with Dorna regarding the possibility of ending its participation in MotoGP at the end of 2022: https://t.co/O8CBk1EQGu@suzukimotogp @MotoGP pic.twitter.com/oO9yWmKjtY
— Suzuki Racing (@SuzukiOfficial) May 12, 2022
Suzuki blames the current economic situation for the planned withdrawal. It was explained that one had to concentrate on the major changes in the world of mobility in the coming years. According to the press release, Suzuki must distribute the budget to other areas and invest the existing manpower in the development of new technologies.
Suzuki also expressed regret for this unpopular decision in today’s press release. The Japanese company also express its regret to the Suzuki Ecstar team and all the fans who have enthusiastically followed and supported the factory’s motorcycling activities in recent years.
- Suzuki is in discussions with Dorna to exit MotoGP at the end of season.
- A new five-year contract with Dorna was signed in November 2021.
- So far, Suzuki has not yet agreed on a contract termination.